Originally Posted by frmboyinthecity
So do you trim both sides? I've always just cut off one wing, so the thrust was off balance when they flapped their wings.
I always do both sides... if a predator goes after them, one side will make their escape pattern predictable... I'd rather they didn't circle around right into an open mouth...
Originally Posted by BertS
that's allot of feathers, no doubt.......lot of work too......I know it takes a while to go thru that many birds, catching and clipping....
Once they knew what I was doing, it got interesting... and found out the enclosure pool needs to be cleaned...
Originally Posted by 3goodeggs
You could make a wreath with them. They should all point the same way if you did the same side on all of them.
It would be ducky.
I am sorry you had to go through that, and I hope your girl pulls through.
Thanks... as I told frmboy though, I do both sides...
Originally Posted by scflock
Is that something you do as a practice, or is that after yesterday's incident?
Both... I clipped my adult breeders I brought in, my older ones stay above our yard when they take short flights... the kids I try to let them learn to fly before clipping... earlier groups learned the boundaries well so I didn't... this last bunch is a bit more hot headed though...