Non flighty bantams

Discussion in 'Chickenstocks, Shows, Meet-Ups' started by Consultree, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. Consultree

    Consultree Chirping

    Jan 20, 2013
    Knoxville, TN
    I have been researching different breeds regarding flight. I was interested in bantam breeds only that would be less likely to fly out of my yard. I am leaning toward cochin and d'uccle, any thoughts?

  2. stevetone

    stevetone Chicken Advocate

    When I read your post to my daughters, they immediately responded "Bantam Wyandottes."

    We have a couple of them, and they tend to have a bit too much of a weight-to-wing ratio to get much off the ground. They are best flying downward :)

    There are others, but that was our first reaction to your question.
  3. 5th lake chick

    5th lake chick In the Brooder

    Jul 19, 2012
    Northern Wisconsin
    I have 3 cochin Bantams and LOVE them. I plan on getting a couple more. I let them out in the yard and we live in the woods on a lake and have no problem with them flying away. They are very docile and my rooster is actually affectionate and likes to be held the most. They are so cute walking around the yard with thier little bodies and feathered feet. And lay cute small eggs.Have been very cold hardy this winter and are great foragers. No health problems either.
  4. abluechipstock

    abluechipstock Songster

    Jan 13, 2009
    fort ashby, wv
    cochins by far have been my most docile breed, love them

  5. Blarneyeggs

    Blarneyeggs Crowing

    Oct 22, 2011
    Southeast PA
  6. littlethorn

    littlethorn Songster

    Sep 23, 2009
    Northern California
    I would also agree with silkie or bantam cochin. In my experience, the "puffball" types of bantams have less flying ability. OEGB's, Dutch and the other "more birdlike" types have pretty good flying ability and can easily make it up into trees or over the fence.

    A word of caution though - even the ones that don't really fly CAN generally hop from branch to branch or object to object if there is something to get on top of. So keep things near the fence trimmed and don't assume that just because your banty looks like a beachball it can't look for trouble.
  7. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Crowing

    Feb 21, 2009
    Columbia river gorge
    I would say Silkies there adorable , friendly , funny as all heck and they cant fly worth beans lol [​IMG] My silkie loves to talk to me about everything if Im with her its a kick ,and she complains like a premadonna when you do something that she finds insulting its great fun. My serama are fun to but they fly really well so that woudnt work for you.

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