I have found an escaped or abandoned chicken, now what?

Submitted by Neil Armitage on Sat, 03/10/2018 - 14:54

So you haveĀ found a dumped chicken or a bird has appeared in your garden, now what.

So you have found an abandoned chicken and you haven't got an idea of how to look after it. This will tell you what you need to know on how to look after it for the time it is in your care and some ideas of home to re-home it quickly and safely.

these two chickens have been dumped in my fields recently

Can Chickens Fly?

Submitted by Neil Armitage on Tue, 03/06/2018 - 12:18

Can chickens fly?

Yes. Most chickens can fly but not far. I have around 300 chickens across 22 different breeds at the moment and some will whilst some won't.

A chicken will generally only fly to a point it can see clearly like a branch or the top of a fence post. They also tend to fly up to a perch and then fly down rather than doing the whole thing in one go.

Some Chicken Flying Facts: The longest recorded flight of a chicken was 13 seconds and the furthest recorded distance was 301.5 feet. Chickens are agile can run at 9 to 10 mph.

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