Flying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Johnsbaby54, Jul 24, 2016.

  1. Johnsbaby54

    Johnsbaby54 In the Brooder

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    Can a salmon Favorolle fly over a six ft fence?
     

  2. Shezadandy

    Shezadandy Songster

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    I'm not familiar with how big they are, but I have absolutely seen more than one chicken clear a 6ft fence. If they're a lighter breed 6ft will not challenge them. If they're bigger and adult (like a Buff Orp) they'd be a little more challenged once they gain adult mass, but as pullets they can probably still easily pull off 6ft.

    Generally speaking the smaller the adult chicken is, the higher they can go- our little super blues can easily fly to the ceiling (8ft)- if in doubt, cover the area you want them to use with something like hawk netting.

    This gal was 6 weeks old:

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