how well do barnevelders fly

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

  1. gunsthatfail

    gunsthatfail Hatching

    Mar 12, 2011
    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.
  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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