For birds that really aren't supposed to fly.....

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BBQJOE, Dec 11, 2015.

  1. BBQJOE

    BBQJOE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a couple of Americana's that can really take to the air and cover some distance.
    I'm not ready to clip yet, unless 1 of them escapes the coop.
     
  2. MeepBeep

    MeepBeep Chillin' With My Peeps

    Some of the smaller bodied chickens can indeed fly quite well...
     
  3. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    QUITE well. And it can be a pain once they pick up the habit of jumping over the fence!


    I like my flightless Silkies and Sizzles, they can barely hop up on their roost :p
     
  4. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    My less-than-one-year olds still have the exuberance of the very young, and when let out of the run to free-range, they do the low level flight thing. Even the cockerel, and he's getting quite big.

    I love to watch them. Makes me wish I had wings.
     
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  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Aren't supposed to fly?

    Almost all my chickens take a few flights a day, either from roost to roost in the coop or down the 30 and 20 foot lengths of their run.
    They can't fly out because I put a mesh roof on the run tho ;-) hehehe
    Tho one did fly up to the outside top of the run when I penned them roofless in the adjacent garden during the days for a week or so in late summer.
     
  6. BBQJOE

    BBQJOE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want to take one up on the roof, give it a toss and see how well it does. [​IMG]
     
  7. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    Be sure and let us know how that works out, Joe, especially for the chicken.
     
  8. BBQJOE

    BBQJOE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tay-fo!
     
  9. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Wasn't there a BYCer who was conditioning their birds for long distance flight or something like that? I think I'm recalling that right? I believe there were pictures and everything, and I think I remember them saying they were giving them a light toss and seeing how far they went.

    I could just be completely crazy and just have really odd dreams though.... :oops:
     

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