Chickens in my tree

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by mrscrowe711, Aug 30, 2016.

  1. mrscrowe711

    mrscrowe711 New Egg

    Aug 14, 2016
    My chickens have discovered their wings and know how to use them. This morning they got themselves in a tree and thankfully it was low enough to get them out. Can you clip their wings or any other suggestions to make them stop ?

  2. 1cock2hens

    1cock2hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes you can clip there wings, just clip feathers from one wing
  3. FlyWheel

    FlyWheel Chillin' With My Peeps

    All you need to clip are the primary feathers on one wing. These are the longest ones on the outer half of the wing.
  4. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

    Sep 19, 2009
    Holts Summit, Missouri
    If clipping one wing not sufficient, then clip second for further reduction in flight capacity. I have done it both ways, repeatedly. Cutting one gives most of reduction while second gives a little addition reduction that stops clambering.
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2016

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