How well do feather footed chickens fly?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by txchickie, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. txchickie

    txchickie Songster

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    My DH is convinced that they can't fly, and that for some reason makes them useless [​IMG]. I know silkies are not flyers.....but what about the rest?

    I really want some feather feeties! [​IMG]
     
  2. Auntbeast

    Auntbeast In the Brooder

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    My Light Brahma rooster that is supposed to be about a year old flew over a 6 foot fence. Not only is he feather footed, he's a darn big bird.
     
  3. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Songster

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    It depends on the breed, if its a LF Cochin feathers or not that one is staying on the ground, if its a bantam De Ulcelle, then it can fly with the best of them. I have a feather footed Brahma that makes it to the rafters each night, and he is too big for the others to be putting him up there. [​IMG]
     
  4. lux_interior

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    really, cochin's don't fly? I have one that's only a couple weeks old... is that why her feathers are so tiny?! She flies around a bit, that stops when they get bigger?
     
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Okay, keep this a secret pahleeze! but I'm found my brahma rooster on the roof of my DH's jeep twice. The jeep has a 4 inch lift kit on it. [​IMG]
     
  6. sunket77

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    my 5 wk old bantam cochin has all his feathers and drops like a rock when he tries to fly! he is a terrible flyer!
     
  7. We have a dark brahma bantam hen that could fly if she decided to. She is the only one we have with a group of RIRs, Barred Rocks, and Golden Comets. Most of the time she does what everyone else does, which is stay on the ground!! [​IMG] We found her in the rafters of the coop once.
     
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