what are the best bantams that dont fly?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by backyardchickenfarmer, May 8, 2009.

  1. backyardchickenfarmer

    backyardchickenfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 26, 2009
    Toms river, New jersey
    Hello all, I'm looking into getting a trio. or pair of bantams for my yard. I only have a 4 foot chainlink fence around it though. What kind of chickens dont fly? im guessing silkie and frizzles but are there more? Thanks!
  2. Majestic Lane Poultry

    Majestic Lane Poultry Heart Strings Animal Rehoming

    Feb 9, 2009
    Get silkies!
  3. StrawberryHouseMouse

    StrawberryHouseMouse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2009
    Cleveland, Tennessee
    All chickens fly.. but silkies XD they cant get more then 2ft off the ground

    Edit: I dont know about frizzles. I guess they would have a hard time. But Ive never owned any so I wouldnt know.
    Last edited: May 8, 2009
  4. laughingllama75

    laughingllama75 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 13, 2008
    My cochins are not good flyers. .....the most the ever do is hop exitedly when the others fly. it's pretty funny to see. Oh, and my silkies do not fly either. [​IMG]
    Last edited: May 9, 2009
  5. tellynpeep

    tellynpeep Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 4, 2008
    SW New Hampshire
    Frizzles. My Frizzle Cochin roo can barely get up to his 1 foot-high roost for the night! Poor guy.......... He definitely won't be going over any fences.
  6. DukeDawg528

    DukeDawg528 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 11, 2009
    SouthEastern Kentucky
    Silkies are one of the best bantam breed they are... [​IMG]
  7. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    silkies hands down!
  8. Krodsorin

    Krodsorin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2009
    NSW Australia
    Probadly Silkies, but if you wanted to ignore everyones answer,
    go with pekins, they arent too good flyers, and they are way cute.
  9. seedcorn

    seedcorn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2007
    NE. IN
    depends on what you want them to do.......

    Silkies if you don't want any eggs and having the hen sitting on rocks trying to hatch them...........[​IMG] Lot of people like silkies, I happen to be of the crowd that doesn't prefer them.

    I'd suggest cochins or wyandotte bantams. Wyandottes are as friendly as cochins, lay better and you don't have wet leg feathers if grass is wet.

    Many bantams won't fly out of your yard except for the game bantams and such like. Given a little attention most bantams that I've had become little pests that follow you around yard wondering what you are doing........love to help w/garden--at least that's their view.
  10. laughingllama75

    laughingllama75 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 13, 2008
    Quote:pekins are another name for Cochins over here. [​IMG]
    Last edited: May 10, 2009

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