how high can they fly

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by cary 1973, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. cary 1973

    cary 1973 Songster

    where the chiken coop and run is being built i have 7 foot brick walls all around it do i need to worry about making a roof where they can not fly into the alley or neighbors hard or is 7 foot high enough
     

  2. RonC

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    The highest I've seen my 7 weeks olds fly is about 4 feet. Been doing that since they were about a month old. Have heard of some going over 6 foot fences though.
     
  3. DianeS

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    That's going to depend on the individual chickens. a 7-foot wall is going to be plenty high for most, but you could have one that's determined to get out one way or another! You should also consider if there is anything in the run area that they can get on top of that they can use for a step to get over the wall. (Like the top of the coop, for instance!) And also consider if you need a roof for predator protection - a 7-foot wall is easy for a raccoon to get over.

    Hope that helps!
     

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