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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Delmar, Sep 18, 2011.
Would clipping wing feathers keep my birds (at least most of them)inside a 4' fence?
Yes 1 wing only
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.
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.
I was very happy with the results of clipping one wing! Keeps my ladies in my 5' chain link fence where they belong!
I suggest you cut on both wings so don't wobble...