How Smart Are Chickens?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by milliepod22, Apr 3, 2016.

  1. milliepod22

    milliepod22 New Egg

    Apr 3, 2016
    Hi! I have just bought 4 point-of-lay Bantams. They are going to Free-Range around a top area of our garden, which is mostly fenced (or walled ) however one small section isn't, and there is a drop down to the patio. Do I need to fence this area? Or will the chickens realise that there is a drop, and not fall over?
    Many Thanks! X
  2. OrganicFarmWife

    OrganicFarmWife Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 21, 2015
    No where Nebraska
    They are smart enough not to drop over the wall. They may try to fly down on purpose, depending on how great a drop. That really depends on the breed and individual nature of the bird. I do not know Bantams, so cannot say.
  3. Husker Hens

    Husker Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    I agree, definitely smart enough to not fall off but often curious enough to fly down if it's under 5 feet or so.

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