can frizzles fly?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by muddipuppy, Oct 1, 2009.

  1. muddipuppy

    muddipuppy Songster

    Jul 22, 2009
    Mountain View, CA
    I have an frizzled easter egger, i imagine with some cochin in there. is she going to be able to fly at all? she's about a month old right now and too cute.
  2. Chotii

    Chotii Songster

    Well, no.

    A frizzle has mutant feathers, so they can't cup air under their wings. But even so, *most* chickens can't fly much - not far, not high, not long.

    I have a White Leghorn, a Golden Sex Link, and a Cuckoo Maran. The first two are quite light-bodied, with normal wing feathers. I've seen them go as high as 3.5' - maybe 4' in the air if badly startled, and sometimes fly as far as 10-12' in distance, but that's it. And that was when they were startled into "flying for their lives".

    Frizzles being mutants, the most you'll probably see is a frantic flapping of wings, while running like heck.
  3. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Songster

    May 19, 2008
    East Bethel MN
    Frizzles and silkies can't fly. My japanese hen can fly to the roof of my 2 story house however as can the seramas. I put my frizzle cochin up on the roost every night and she seems to love being up there with the rest rather then on the ground getting pooped on by the others.
  4. harrisville chicken

    harrisville chicken Songster

    Apr 2, 2009
    Northern Utah
    My frizzles flap their wings quite a bit. It slows their descent if their jumping down off the high end of the coop, but never really gets them airborne.
  5. txchickie

    txchickie Songster

    Nov 15, 2008
    Oh no LOL. My frizzle is pretty much a ground bird. He does jump off my back deck, which is 4ft off the ground and he hits the ground pretty dang hard...and sometimes not so gracefully [​IMG] [​IMG]

    My little bantams fly just as well as our guineas (which fly up to the rafters in the barn, on the house, to the tops of the trees, etc...). The only bantam we have that can't fly worth a lick (besides my frizzle and my silkies) is my RLW cornish hen, and well, she's a fat girl and pretty much not going anywhere too quickly [​IMG]

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