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post #31 of 39

Did someone say they don't fly well? Because let me tell they DO and can get really high. Mine roost on the barn rafters and have done the same near the tops of my old oaks. Another thing they will fly over any fence and destroy your entire Garden. So clipping  their wings keeps them where you want them. youtube has some good videos on this.

post #32 of 39

My Leghorns are jumping out of the 2ft high fence they are in and they do have their wing feathers in. I would like them to be free range without getting to far. Does clippi g their wings hurt them? Im so scared of hurting them.

post #33 of 39

I put an old fly screen over my brooder and only had it up if I was sitting near by - they would fly up and sit on the rim of the brooder. The fly screen worked great to keep them in but also for ventilation.

Clipping their wings does not hurt them but I would look up a youtube "how to" before attempting it. I have parrots and other birds so I have done it for years. 

post #34 of 39

it does not bother them...youtube has some easy and helpful vids and I would recommend them if you've never done it.

post #35 of 39
So I clipped my chicks wings this afternoon. They are almost 10 weeks old and I did it by myself, which actually wasn't too difficult since they are super friendly, anyway they have been in their outdoor run all afternoon and so far so good, no wayward chicks in the veggie garden or scratching in my flower beds !! And they have not ventured out of the back yard and down the street as they did last week, a Neighbour had to take them in til the pet sitter, we were away overseas, came home and got them!!!! Mine are flyers or I should say were!!! They seem happy enough, definitely more so now they are not cooped up in the enclosed run smile.png
post #36 of 39
Just an FYI for those of you who don't know where or how to cut your chickens wings, I did a search on "how to clip chickens wings" and I was able to find several live demonstrations on Youtube. Hope this helps.
post #37 of 39

I have 13 Buff Orphingtons and 12 New Hampshire Reds that are about 3 weeks old. Is it necessary to clip their wings? How soon can I put them in the coop which is surrounded by a 5 ft fence and they have about 700 sq ft to move around with the fenced area?

post #38 of 39
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Originally Posted by MomOf15 View Post

I'd like to give this a bump cuz I too am curious as to when to start clipping their wings. I read how, but it doesn't say when. Mine are a month old at this point and they have no problem getting oof the ground and out of the box. I'd like to give them some outdoor freedom, but not til their clipped. I have Cornish X, BR, BO, and RIR.
Thanx~

 

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Originally Posted by MomOf15 View Post

I'd like to give this a bump cuz I too am curious as to when to start clipping their wings. I read how, but it doesn't say when. Mine are a month old at this point and they have no problem getting oof the ground and out of the box. I'd like to give them some outdoor freedom, but not til their clipped. I have Cornish X, BR, BO, and RIR.
Thanx~

 

Mine have been running around the back yard since day one. I never clipped my previous backyard flock cause they did not try to escape. But this new flock seems to be more adventurous. They are 3 weeks old and are now making up about 3 feet.
post #39 of 39
Hi. I would like to clip my 7 week olds wings, because the enclosed run is getting too crowded and beat up, and the couple times that one of my girls has escaped, she has flew and landed on the fence. Thanks for any advice!
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