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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by nancysmith2, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. nancysmith2

    nancysmith2 Songster

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    How can I prevent chickens from flying other than wing clipping/
     

  2. Scratchn By

    Scratchn By Songster

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    The flight feathers of one wing... That's the only option I've ever known.

    I guess you could tack one foot to the ground! [​IMG]

    GL
     
  3. azelgin

    azelgin Songster

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    Quote:Naw, then they just run in circles.[​IMG]
     
  4. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

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    always changing
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  5. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    [​IMG] from Washington.
    My Large Fowl seem to stop flying when they get full grown.

    Imp
     
  6. fairladi_chick

    fairladi_chick In the Brooder

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    put a fence over top of the pen,, or put a heavey duty rubber band round their hole body.
     
  7. Scratchn By

    Scratchn By Songster

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    Circles are okay with me! [​IMG]
     

  8. If you are going to clip, do not clip all the feathers on one wing or both.

    Just clip the inside flight feathers and leave at least 3 wing feathers on the ends. The bird use these feathers for various things and when they are clip they are at a disadvantage.

    I have a bird that some one clipped and it really is pathetic. The poor thing can not roost and he loses his balance when he is running.

    If you even watched a bird run at full throttle you will se them hold their wings out and sometimes touch the ends on the ground.
     
  9. robot rooster

    robot rooster In the Brooder

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    I think the general consensus here is, unless you clip their wing, they will fly. But not to worry, they don't fly far, and it is probably not a bad idea to let them fly, as they can get away from predators (some)
     

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