How come chickens can not fly?

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I don't know why chickens can't fly. I thought it was that they didn't have enough feathers on their wings. I don't know, I just want to find out.
 
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lightchick

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Because they are too heavy to fly and some breeds can fly better then others, like Leghorns can fly pretty well, but Brahmas can't fly at all!
 

Ol Grey Mare

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Their body structure does not support flight - heavy bodies (made heavier with years of purposeful breeding) don't lend themselves to extended flight. That's why you see better flight from smaller/lighter bodied chicken breeds.
 
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