Clipping girls wings???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by BYOChickens, May 21, 2011.

  1. BYOChickens

    BYOChickens Out Of The Brooder

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    The girls are coming up on twelve weeks and I'm wondering if it is ok to clip their wings yet? I only plan on clipping one side to prevent them from flying successfully. Any comments will be helpfull.

    Thx.
     
  2. Dutchgirl

    Dutchgirl Not Dutch!

    Apr 1, 2008
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    If their flight feathers have come in I'd say that's fine. Just clip the very tips of one side. [​IMG]
     
  3. SIMPleChick

    SIMPleChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Clipping wings is easy and painless for the chicken. Their feathers are pretty much hollow. Here is a diagram how to clip the wings from BYC! I have been clipping wings on all types of birds for years and years! Easy peasy!
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/LC-wingclipping.html
     

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