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To clip or not to clip their wings? How?

post #1 of 4
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When my chickens get scared, they fly over my fence and it's very difficult to get them back!
post #2 of 4
If you can't cover the run than clip one wing and see if it helps, before clipping both, be aware the feathers won't be replaced until after a molt, and sometimes they can have trouble getting up to roosts and nestboxes if both are clipped.
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Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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post #3 of 4
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Never did think of doing just one wing. Thank you for letting me know.
post #4 of 4
Clipping only one creates a inbalance, if they try to fly too far the fly in a circle but they still can hop fly short distances like up on roosts.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
Reply
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
Reply
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