Which chickens fly more?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Easter eggers, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. Easter eggers

    Easter eggers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What are some breeds that fly more?
     
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  2. Obyli

    Obyli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh my goodness, White leghorn definitely!!!! I have 2 of them and they once almost got up to atleast 12 feet high!
     
  3. Chicken Girl

    Chicken Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Leghorn!
     
  4. MommyMagpie

    MommyMagpie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Red Star hens try but they fortunately are not very good at it. They get up on the roof of their coop (it has a slanted shed-type roof) and launch themselves off.....they can't gain any altitude though and flap all the way to the ground. If they could go up they could get over my 4 foot fence, and I'm so glad they don't, every time I think I have all the gaps stopped up I get a text message from my neighbor "you have a chicken out" and I have to go collect a wayward girl from the edge of my street.

    I am wanting to add some Dominiques to my flock, are they flyers?
     
  5. homesteadinmama

    homesteadinmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Light breeds. I have EEs, RIRs and a leghorn that can get over the 6ft fence but all the chubby gals/guy (br, wr, slw) are left behind.

    I'd say dominiques are too heavy to be good fliers if they are like my barred rocks.
     
  6. feathersnuggles

    feathersnuggles Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 4, 2009
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    My EEs scream and take a low flight out of the run each day. The rest are heavier breeds; they run, heads forward.
     
  7. FunnyFarmMomma

    FunnyFarmMomma Out Of The Brooder

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    My SS Hamburgs fly up to and roost almost to the rafters of the barn.

    Melly
     
  8. 10 point

    10 point country boy

    Feb 19, 2011
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    Quote:lighter breeds fly more
     
  9. Patricia Jane

    Patricia Jane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a brown leghorn that flys. I clipped her wing and she could still fly over a 5ft fence. Alittle wobbly but she did it. I put shade cloth on top of the run to solve that.
     
  10. poseygrace

    poseygrace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found my buff minorca perched atop a 10 ft. fence yesterday, she's amazing. My heavier breeds, especially my LF cochins and wyandottes, are big fatties that have a hard time getting on their roost which is 2.5 ft up! If you are looking for non-flighty birds, go for the heavy breeds.
     

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