how well do barnevelders fly

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by gunsthatfail, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. gunsthatfail

    gunsthatfail Hatching

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    Hi all, I've never owned chickens but I'm considering it. I like barnevelders, wyandottes and considering a two way mixed flock. I have around 1700 square feet of yard/garden and I really don't have any idea if I should make a covered run or an uncovered run, or if I should just give the birds the run of the place. Maybe i should just fence in the garden. If there is a question in here I suppose it is" Are these birds going to fly over a 5 foot fence to get into my garden? or my neighbor's garden? I'll welcome suggestions regarding different breeds.
    Thanks.
    gunsthatfail
     
  2. San

    San Songster

    I've got both B/F versions but they can fly up to 1.80 meters so a fence would be a good idea.
     

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