How high can they fly?

Kat4011

In the Brooder
8 Years
May 24, 2011
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Two questions here:

First, I'm a building a run but am also thinking about letting them free range. I assume I need to clip a wing so they can't fly over our fence. How high can a chicken with a clipped wing fly? (You do only clip one wing right?)

Which leads me into my second: If they can't fly, do I need to rethink my coop in terms of roost and nest box heights? Can they still get to a nest box about 18 inches off the ground? I can build little ladder things for them if necessary.

Thanks!
 

floridachickhatcher

Songster
8 Years
May 22, 2011
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Hollister,FL
When some of our white rocks got out my mom was after her with a net and she got caught in the fence trying to fly and she crawled to the very top and flew over,our fence is about 8ft high cause im 6'1
 

La Mike

(Always Slightly Off)
10 Years
Nov 20, 2009
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louisiana
I have some free rangers that fly up 12 ft to roost in trees lol
I only clip 1 wing. They shouldnt be able to get over roughly 4 ft when clipped.
Yes they could get 18 inches to the nest box but I keep walks up to them so theres no issues
 

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