Most of my chickens fly very well, too well actually. They have preferred to roost in the pine tree and oak tree over the summer, not the chicken coop. Well, that is fine in the summer when it is warm outside, but the temperature is dropping at night. Soon these vagrant birds will have to be caught and brought to the coop, then locked in for a two or three weeks. Yuk! I do not look forward to that time. The coop will be stinky and need to be cleaned out if it has not frozen yet..a job I detest. But the option, frozen solid chicken, is not appealing either. The Ameraucanas do come down to roost, but the bantams all roost in the trees and the Guinea hens too. In this photo the Ameraucana hens were trying to escape the rooster and keep flying higher in the elm tree. They are about 15 feet high !
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