Clipped wings.....still flying!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by jhook1997, Aug 5, 2013.

  1. jhook1997

    jhook1997 Out Of The Brooder

    May 18, 2011
    We have trimmed the wings of all our hens exactly as show on a page we found on BYC. Problem is, they are still flying out of their 4' fencing. I'm losing eggs because they are now laying wherever! :( We only cut one wing so I'm wondering if we should do the other as well? Even our huge rooster is flying with one wing cut and his hens will NOT stay in if he goes out. Any advice?
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Yeah, I'm not sure if clipping helps with just a 4' fence - I've clipped mine and some of them roost on a 4' roost pole (the rest are on lower poles) but none fly out of the 6' fence I have for their run.

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