How High can They fly?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by I-Have-Happy-Hens, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. I-Have-Happy-Hens

    I-Have-Happy-Hens Songster

    Jun 16, 2010
    Carrboro, NC
    Hi,

    I need to know how high I need to make the wall seporateing each breeding Pen? So silkies can't fly over them and get all the colors mixed up?
     
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2011

  2. GotGame

    GotGame Songster

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    Quote:You might want to post what breed it is you are talking about, some birds cant fly at all, some can fly like....well, birds.
     
  3. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    How high can what fly?

    Chris
     
  4. saladin

    saladin Songster

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    Quote:You might want to post what breed it is you are talking about, some birds cant fly at all, some can fly like....well, birds.

    yep.

    I've never seen a breeding pen without a top. When it comes to treading a hen the cock will find a way: fly or not.
     
  5. AZBootsie

    AZBootsie Songster

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    Heavier breeds tend stay on the ground better.
     

  6. I-Have-Happy-Hens

    I-Have-Happy-Hens Songster

    Jun 16, 2010
    Carrboro, NC
    Sorry Silkies
     
  7. danielle82

    danielle82 A Good Egg

    Apr 27, 2009
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    I have some that can fly over an 8 foot fence easy-peasy, but my big orps can't even fly over a four footer
     
  8. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Silkies? Fly?


    It all depends on quality. [​IMG] The lesser quality birds usually can fly better, but some less quality birds also fly worse due to serious wing feather issues. . . It depends on the feathering of their wings.
     
  9. I-Have-Happy-Hens

    I-Have-Happy-Hens Songster

    Jun 16, 2010
    Carrboro, NC
    There very Nice SQ
     

  10. extraordinaryfowl

    extraordinaryfowl Songster

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    Usually breeding pens have a top, and the divider goes the whole way up to the top leaving no gap or anything for a determined bird to get through. MW
     

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