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Another wing clipping question

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by akcskye, Nov 20, 2007.

  1. akcskye

    akcskye Songster

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    I hope I'm in the right category.

    Okay, so I've decided to clip wings, and have the information needed...THANK YOU!!!

    I have 3 questions I've thought of that apply to my situation personally.

    1. My hens just came out of moult...so there's a likelihoood of blood feathers still...right? So maybe wait a few more weeks?
    2. Will black feathered hens have harder to find blood feathers than lighter feathered hens?
    3. My chickens don't like to be "caught" and held...so can I do this at roost time?

    Thanks,
    Kristi
     
  2. Crazy4Chicks

    Crazy4Chicks Songster

    Nov 20, 2007
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    well I dont know about blood feathers , but I had to clip the wings of my two little banties who are black feathered I just went nice and slow and clipped alittle at a time so I did not cut and make them bleed.
    When I clipped mine I did it at roost time, made it easier to get them without making everyone else freaked out.
    Plus it keep my rooster real clam and it went by very fast and they went right back to bed like nothing happened.

    Julie
     
  3. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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