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clipping chicks wings

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by tnokie, Mar 14, 2007.

  1. tnokie

    tnokie Out Of The Brooder

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    Does anyone clip the wing feathers of their chicks after they are a few weeks old. Mine seem to do better if they don't have to drag those heavy wings around. They grow back out and arre soon moulted anyway. But it does seem to help the chicks.
     
  2. Picco

    Picco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Never heard of it. I have always kept mine natural without any problems. The only reason I would clip would be to prevent a flighty hen from flying over the fence.
     

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