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I was going to order my chicks and it listed some services and Dewing was one of them? also Debeaking, Dub , and of course vaccinations . Just don't know what Dewing is .what is it and what Purpose does it serve, please help me. Thanks

I'm Sandy!  Mom to 3 terrific sons, Grandma to 2 wonderful grandsons. I have 6 SS,  7 EEs,  3 CMs, 4 Cochins (2 blue, 1 part.. 1 Red)  1BA, 1BS, 1 SLW, 1 GLS, 1 CWL, 11 Beautiful Mixes, 8 Silkies, 2 SF/Silkie,  Broody sitting 10 Split Coro. SS eggs and Coming soon a dozen Pure Coro. Sussex Eggs!!

Rooster are Zeus (Orpington), Oliver and Rally (Sal.Favs) Blackbeard (SF/Silkie) and Truffle...

I'm Sandy!  Mom to 3 terrific sons, Grandma to 2 wonderful grandsons. I have 6 SS,  7 EEs,  3 CMs, 4 Cochins (2 blue, 1 part.. 1 Red)  1BA, 1BS, 1 SLW, 1 GLS, 1 CWL, 11 Beautiful Mixes, 8 Silkies, 2 SF/Silkie,  Broody sitting 10 Split Coro. SS eggs and Coming soon a dozen Pure Coro. Sussex Eggs!!

Rooster are Zeus (Orpington), Oliver and Rally (Sal.Favs) Blackbeard (SF/Silkie) and Truffle...

post #2 of 21

It's the removing of the wing bone to prevent flight.

When having problems with chickens stop and think, what would Harlan do?
I've dealt with many thorns in my life and the flower is always worth the effort.

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When having problems with chickens stop and think, what would Harlan do?
I've dealt with many thorns in my life and the flower is always worth the effort.

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OMG are you serious! Well I don't want that! thanks I never would have guessed, I was thinking maybe something to do with the spurs,  Sounds aweful! Is it a common practice? thanks

I'm Sandy!  Mom to 3 terrific sons, Grandma to 2 wonderful grandsons. I have 6 SS,  7 EEs,  3 CMs, 4 Cochins (2 blue, 1 part.. 1 Red)  1BA, 1BS, 1 SLW, 1 GLS, 1 CWL, 11 Beautiful Mixes, 8 Silkies, 2 SF/Silkie,  Broody sitting 10 Split Coro. SS eggs and Coming soon a dozen Pure Coro. Sussex Eggs!!

Rooster are Zeus (Orpington), Oliver and Rally (Sal.Favs) Blackbeard (SF/Silkie) and Truffle...

I'm Sandy!  Mom to 3 terrific sons, Grandma to 2 wonderful grandsons. I have 6 SS,  7 EEs,  3 CMs, 4 Cochins (2 blue, 1 part.. 1 Red)  1BA, 1BS, 1 SLW, 1 GLS, 1 CWL, 11 Beautiful Mixes, 8 Silkies, 2 SF/Silkie,  Broody sitting 10 Split Coro. SS eggs and Coming soon a dozen Pure Coro. Sussex Eggs!!

Rooster are Zeus (Orpington), Oliver and Rally (Sal.Favs) Blackbeard (SF/Silkie) and Truffle...

post #4 of 21

De-wing   somad

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post #5 of 21

I wondered what that was... It sounds awful!  I thought maybe it was doing something like giving it something to prevent it from getting sick...  UGGG

“People who count their chickens before they are hatched act very wisely because chickens run about so absurdly that it's impossible to count them accurately.” - Oscar Wilde
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post #6 of 21

Oh, wow, warden, thank you for putting that hyphen in there!  I kept reading and trying to figure out what doing that could possibly have to do with dampness on grass in the morning.  My pronounciation was way off, and it never even occurred to me to ... People do this? On purpose?

I'd like to de-wing the people at that hatchery.  With a hatchet, maybe.  What kind of hatchery would even offer such a thing?  Think they woul maybe ship you the feet separately, so they're not as mich trouble to clean after slaughter?

barnie

~melly
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~melly
Aside from the human family, there's 6 dogs, 2 cats, 2 roosters, 9 hens, and a bajillion mealworms.
Currently adding to the flock with NINE(!) in the brooder(S)!  Broodercam live feed:  http://tinyurl.com/6kogfax 
If I ask you to sell me lavender orpingtons, remind me that I'm insane, okay?
post #7 of 21

OMG why or for what reason would anyone want a chicken to be de-winged?   Just curious......That is barbaric......

post #8 of 21

Maybe it is just me, but I would not give my business to a company that de-wings chickens. 

This is just more de-animalizing of animals.  Instead of managing the animals in a way that they can function as what they are, let's remove their beaks and combs and wattles and wings so that we can treat them like machinery.  This is a big part of why I got chickens again.  I really do not need another group of critters to care for, but I like eggs and I don't like the way most layers are kept.

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Originally Posted by Elke Beck 

This is just more de-animalizing of animals.  Instead of managing the animals in a way that they can function as what they are, let's remove their beaks and combs and wattles and wings so that we can treat them like machinery.


Well said.

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post #10 of 21

im sorry but bit thick they actually take the wings/bones out?

i though if you wanted them not to fly you could "clip" a feather ? i have neaver donethis and new to chickens so ima little confused by the idea of taking away the wings thats sort ofin my opinion taking of a leg or an arm !!!!!

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