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can they fly that well?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Ginevive, Jul 29, 2007.

  1. Ginevive

    Ginevive Out Of The Brooder

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    I know that chix can basically hover and jump/fly up short distances. How well can your basic larger types fly? (meaning, like my rooster in my avatar?) I know that our bantam hen can fly into tall trees! Can these bigsters fly that high/well?
     
  2. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 8, 2007
    kemp texas
    most big chickens can fly a little but not very far because they wieght to much
     
  3. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    I don't know about that.... My BLRW roo, Hotwing, can darn near fly over our 6 foot fence! I had to clip his wings because I don't want him to get eaten by the neighbor's dog.
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  4. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 8, 2007
    kemp texas
    BLRW what in the name for them .i agree about them flying about 6 ft i meant in the trees
     
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    BLRW- blue laced red wyandotte.

    My big roo can jump over a 4 or so feet tall fence. That's with effort though. Depends on how heavy your guy is. He's only jumped that high once though and that was because he didn't want to get caught.
     
  6. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 8, 2007
    kemp texas
    i have lazy rirs
     
  7. joebwe25

    joebwe25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mary Ann flew about 27 feet and 5 feet in the air!
     
  8. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 8, 2007
    kemp texas
    i guess mine are lazy they are also in a chicken run
     

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