Can chickens fly

Why can't chickens fly?

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Samuel (11) from Glattbrugg

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February 04, 2019

The Asian bankiva chicken, from which our domestic chicken is descended, can fly quite well. Over the centuries, people have used it to breed a chicken that lays eggs diligently and does not fly away. It's too heavy for that, and his chest muscles are poorly developed. Some chickens just barely manage to flutter up a tree or onto the perch in the barn. But our domestic chickens can run very quickly.

 

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