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what breeds can fly?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by random, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. random

    random Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what breeds can fly? and do u actually mean fly fly, like a bird or just flap really hard so they jump higher for longer?
     
  2. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    none can fly like birds, just longer distance/ higher.
     
  3. minna

    minna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] They are birds, how can they not fly like birds?[​IMG][​IMG]

    My guinea and game hen are the only ones that were allowed access to fly, all the rest are enclosed in coops right now. ( a stupid dog got those two, so I'm glad I had the others all penned up and the dog is gone) They could get anywhere they wanted. They might not have been able to soar like an eagle, but they sure could get up in my tallest tree, or roost in the barn rafters. Most chickens can fly to an extent if their wings are not clipped, there are exceptions probably many many exceptions but I don't have a list or anything.
     
  4. Chicken Boo

    Chicken Boo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My australorps cannot get more than a few feet off the ground, just to get to the roost or on top of something like a chair or bucket.

    However, my wyandotes, buff orpington, white and barred rock, and production red can clear a 6 foot fence. I just try to keep the interesting stuff in my yard and the scary stuff outside the yard. It helps to have a large yard.
     
  5. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

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    Madisonville, TN
    Games can fly very well.
     
  6. key west chick

    key west chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gainesville, GA
    I second the games. I've seen a hen clear phone wires and keep going. Course I was trying to catch her at the time.
     
  7. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Many banties can...eer...hover, glide, whatever you'd call it, not counting Silkies, of course. [​IMG]


    I have a Polish X d'Uccle roo who can fly pretty far, and he's a MONSTER! Huge for a banty!
     
  8. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    my appenzeller spitzhauben and la flech seem to get a lot of height. Even my ameraucana can get 20+ feet up a tree.....
    I think the lighter bodied ones do much better
     
  9. RockyToggRanch

    RockyToggRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2008
    Upstate NY
    Sumatras are great fliers. My roo always sat on the barn roof...until we put the metal roof on, then he'd slide off. He roosts in tress now.
     
  10. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    All of the Mediterranean breeds are good fliers. I've had Leghorns that have launched themselves at least 500 feet. Of course...they DID jump from the top of the hill to the bottom of the hill...
     

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