Who Says They Can't Fly?! Hannah Can!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by speckledhen, Jun 22, 2008.

  1. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude


    The coop roof where she went up is 6 ft tall or more-its over 6 ft tall inside, plus that area is about a foot off the ground. She was motivated, LOL. Actually, she was hormonal-acting and looking for something, so I realized she was about to lay an egg for the first time and put her on a nest. There she sits still.
  2. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007

    My mom remembers having to climb up in the trees to get the hens down and locked up for the night.
  3. CathyB

    CathyB Songster

    Apr 6, 2008
    She looks so cute up there!
  4. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

    Aug 5, 2007
    Southwest Georgia
    I have a EE hen that is a flyer. She loves to sit on my cloths line. I caught her the other day on top of her coop. I know it is an easy 6ft tall. Just as soon as she thought I was coming after her she got down, lol.
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    My Ameraucanas can fly very well. The bottom-heavy Barred Rocks rarely make it more than a couple of feet off the ground, though. Hannah sure wanted up there today. She flew up at almost the highest point, too, the bad girl!
  6. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    Good incentive to clip a wing!

    (clipping just one wing will throw them off balance & prevent them from flying too high)
  7. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

    Feb 4, 2007
    Leesville, SC
    Thats why I first took up wing clipping.
    And you can believe that one sided clipping stuff if you want - until you are surprised to see one fly lopsided.

    I clip em both.

    Like Cyn says, they can be motivated at times.
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  8. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * Hey, I SAID I saw a roo fly to the top of a 3O ft. phone pole once--- I only said MINE can't fly!!!! [​IMG]
  9. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    When Buddy chased Obelisk out of the yard, we were looking all over for her...some construction guys said that they saw her 40 foot up on a utility pole. I KNOW it wasn't her...it was a crow. LOL
    Miss MoneyPenny was a flyer though. She once went from the back porch through the kitchen through the pass through and onto the back of Ernie's chair without even touching ground once.

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