Can You Clip Your Guineas Wings?

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by aaronzclark, May 18, 2009.

  1. aaronzclark

    aaronzclark Chillin' With My Peeps

    So I have just put up a 4 foot fence for my mini goats chickens and ducks I will have to clip my ducks wings and chickens for sure can I clip my guineas wings to last couple times I had guineas they got gone(of course I got them as adults LOL) what you think?
     
  2. Struttn1

    Struttn1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Clipping wings makes it a lot handier for the foxes and coyotes. [​IMG]
     
  3. aaronzclark

    aaronzclark Chillin' With My Peeps

    we are getting a Great Pyrenees
     
  4. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    my ducks, and coturnix wings are clipped and Im pretty sure iim going to clip my guineas wings too [​IMG] my chickens arent clipped because the marans are in a fully enclosed fight pen, and the others are way too heavy to fly [​IMG]
     
  5. Msrhrjr

    Msrhrjr New Egg

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    We have a pair of guineas and we clipped but they are enclosed at night with the chicks
     
  6. Jen4

    Jen4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We are thinking about clipping our guinea's wings too when they are older (they are only 5 weeks and in our chicken coop, they havent figured out how to get out of the coop yet and into the run). I plan on them staying in the chicken run/coop with our chickens..........
     
  7. Irish Luck

    Irish Luck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a Great Pyranees dog, about 130 lbs. He is wonderful with the animals on the farm. Quiet and gentle with the horses and actually plays with my chickens and guineas. Large enough to intimidate the heck out of predators (we have coyotes and stray dogs) and people predators don't like him either. He is hardly ever more than 10 feet away from my horses. The cats walk over him (literally) and the guineas peck at bugs under his watchful eye. Sweetest gentle giant I have ever known. Except for managing his coat, you'll never regret getting a Py! Good luck.
     
  8. RingedTeal

    RingedTeal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Clipping a guineas wings don't help they can still fly mine still go 20 ft. up a tree and thier wings are clipped.
     
  9. philter4

    philter4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have domestic and vulturine guineas and I clip the wings of the domestic guinea fowl (the vulturine are kept in a covered pen) with no problems. While it is true they can still fly, they don't fly as well and if there is ever danger they can get out of the way. I put all of my animals inside a barn at night because I live in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains near Lake Tahoe and there are foxes, bobcats, coyotes, mountain lions and I just had a bear come through the property on Monday so it is important that during the daylight when they free range they can get out of the way of any predators who might come by but it keeps them from getting out of the yard. I clip the wings a couple of times a year, usually when they start getting up onto the roof of the house or barn it is time to clip them again!
     

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