cliping wing feathers

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Delmar, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. Delmar

    Delmar Chillin' With My Peeps

    Would clipping wing feathers keep my birds (at least most of them)inside a 4' fence?
     
  2. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    I had to clip both wings on my Leghorns when I had them. Clipping one wing on Leghorns and Hamburgs didnt work and they still easily cleared my 5' chain link fence.
     
  4. zzGypsy

    zzGypsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    one wing usually does it. I've had a few *very* determined flyers that managed to get off the ground with one, and figured out how to manage the loss of flight control that one clipped wing creates. those I ended up clipping further up the flights that one normally would, before they stayed out of the air. clipping both made them work harder but a few still got it done.
     
  5. anderson8505

    anderson8505 Peace, Love & Happy Chickens

    I was very happy with the results of clipping one wing! Keeps my ladies in my 5' chain link fence where they belong! [​IMG]
     
  6. Dan M

    Dan M Out Of The Brooder

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    I suggest you cut on both wings so don't wobble...
     

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