my chickens are still pretty good flyers...i think that changes once they get a bit older and fatter, right? at least they haven't tried to fly anywhere outside the yard. someone's stray chicken flew into my back yard a few days ago--a little cream-brown one about half the size of my ladies. before i could try to catch her andy chased her and she flew right back over the fence with ease. i'm surprised there aren't more strays and flyaways. practically everyone in this neighborhood has chickens.