fence question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 4littlehens, Oct 7, 2008.

  1. 4littlehens

    4littlehens Hatching

    Oct 5, 2008
    How high can chickens jump with both wings clipped?
  2. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    That depends on the weight of the bird. They can still fly pretty well if you clip both wings, you should probably clip just one wing, this way when they try to fly they will spiral and then land.

    I have a a chicken that is part banty and part standard and she could fly up over 20 feet, I clipped her one wing so I wouldn't lose her, but she won't fly away anymore she'd rather stay with her buddies.

    If they wanted to they will fly over a 4 foot fence easily, and six foot without a problem. Clipping only one wing will make it a little more difficult for them.
  3. 2manyhats

    2manyhats Songster

    May 18, 2008
    Central NY
    Ah hah!
  4. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap

    Never underestimate the will of a chicken. I saw one with clipped wings fly over a 6 ft fence.

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