What Chicken breed is the most flighted?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Hackles, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. Hackles

    Hackles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well, the title say's it all , which chicken do you think has the best flight capabilities? , From google I could find the longest time,and distance but not the breed of bird.

    Thanks-
    Mark
     
  2. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hamburgs seem to be my best flyers out of my bunch.
     
  3. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    From the chickens Ive had game chickens are great flyers.
     
  4. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Little banty's and leghorns have got to be in the top ten.
     
  5. Wild Games. American, OEG, red jungle fowl and Duckwing
     
  6. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    Quote:Ill second that my OEGBs are very flighty.
     
  7. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    OEGB can really fly.

    That said, I've seen some svelt RIRs really get some air under their wings.
     
  8. Hackles

    Hackles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So the OEGB's have a lot of flight in them , is this true for both sex's or just the roo's?
     
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  9. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Don't have a clue as to breed, (it was long before I knew much of anything about chickens) but Henrietta, our first chicken, who came with our house flew from the middle of the large front yard, OVER the house and well into the backyard (past the pool) shortly before we bought it. My son was trying to catch her and she had had enough. That had to have been nearly 100' across and 15' high.
     
  10. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    My Sebrights definitely, though it's usually the hens that actually fly. Oh and my EE can fly almost just as well.
     

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