can i clip a 5 week old chicks wings?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by DirtCreature, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. DirtCreature

    DirtCreature Songster

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    I have sevral chicks, one is a roo, (im almost positive) he seems to be an escape artist, he flys out of the brooder and back in! crazy... he also charged my 6 full grown hens yesterday from about 5 feet away in a full chick torpedo. he has attitude. anyways is it ok to clip his wing while he is so young? will this effect his feather growth?
     
  2. DirtCreature

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    anyone?
     
  3. AccentOnHakes

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    Might be too early. They molt a lot when young, so you run the risk of cutting a blood feather.
     
  4. Eggcessive

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    Absolutely not, way too young. Put a top on your brooder--easily made with chicken wire or hardware cloth and a frame, or even a window screen. Let him grow up to get all his feathers in, then when he is flying over your 5 foot fence, you can read up on how to clip 1 wing to keep him off balance. Sorry, but he's just a baby.
     

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