How Smart Are Chickens?

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

  1. milliepod22

    milliepod22 New Egg

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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