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Aeronoutical chickens

Post by Marigold » Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:44 pm

I love this clip of flying chickens. Properly free-range!
https://youtu.be/yRpgnMDr7Ms
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Post by bigjim » Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:50 pm

That's cool. Mine can do the length of the lawn, esp. When I let them out in the morning.
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Post by rick » Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:47 pm

Gliding too! When the CLBs were young I was lucky to just catch, out of the corner of my eye, one streak over the fence and over the gardens (spooked by the washing.) Excuse me, can we have our chicken back?
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Post by chrismahon » Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:43 am

I've never seen anything like that before! One of our young TNN's managed about 20 metres and reached a height of two metres- the flying stopped when they came into lay, I guess because of the extra weight.

There was a world record for chicken flight but I can't remember how far? I suspect the chicken in the video could beat it.
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Post by LadyA » Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:51 am

Amazing! I've never seen chickens fly before! Mine just sort of use their wings as sails, to help them run along!
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Post by Hen-Gen » Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:32 am

No, that’s new to me too, LadyA. Also, l can’t help it but I know the colour is chamois but I can’t identify the breed.
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Post by Margaid » Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:29 pm

I've seen Exchequer Leghorns fly further than that but not at that height. When a newly arrived Welsummer hen escaped (see Oh boy! Did I get that all wrong!! Post by Margaid » Sun Dec 16, 2012 8:12 pm for the full story) she took off and flew about 40 yards - and they are not supposed to be flighty birds!
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Re: Aeronoutical chickens

Post by Marigold » Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:27 pm

Hen-Gen wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:32 am
No, that’s new to me too, LadyA. Also, l can’t help it but I know the colour is chamois but I can’t identify the breed.
It says they're Friesian x Wyandotte. I had assumed a fair dose of Leghorn before I read the caption. Interesting how they crouch down and gather strength before takeoff. I love the part where one of them flies up on to the roof, touches down lightly, and then uses the impetus of her landing to bounce off over the paddock.
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Re: Aeronoutical chickens

Post by Margaid » Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:03 pm

I love the way they run to gain speed before lift off!
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