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Thursday, September 1, 2022

Do hens fly !! - கோழி பற பற !!

கொக்கு பற பற’  கோழி பற பற; மைனா பற பற; மயிலே பற


Do hens/ cocks  fly ?  .. .. Chickens may have wings and fluffy feathers, but they're fairly dismal fliers, often going airborne for only a few yards before landing. 

The reason for their poor flight isn't as rhetorical as why they crossed the road. Rather, chickens are terrible fliers because their wings are too small and their flight muscles are too large and heavy, making it hard for them to take off ! 

Like other so-called "game birds," such as grouse, pheasants and quail, the jungle fowl can fly only short distances. This is because, despite their powerful muscles, they have little endurance. Game birds use their big flight muscles to take off in a near-vertical, rapid burst and fly for a short distance — called a burst flight — allowing them to escape predators. But the modern chicken can barely achieve that!!  That's mostly because people like to eat white meat, and so bred the chickens to have even larger flight muscles (or chicken breasts) than the jungle fowl.  "They're so close to being completely flightless that you don't necessarily have to put a roof over them to keep them in,"  said a chicken farmer.


A photo of a big fat hen sitting up above on a tree

With regards – S. Sampathkumar

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