Clipping the wings to prevent flight

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Hamletchick, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. Hamletchick

    Hamletchick In the Brooder

    I trimmed one wing of each chicken and it seems like they can still get to elevated areas in the coop. Did I trim them enough? how much will they fly if properly trimmed? I just did not want to make them bleed. I have heard that can be deadly.

  2. Lensters

    Lensters Songster

    May 14, 2009
    Adair Village, OR
  3. Got5Chicks

    Got5Chicks In the Brooder

    Jun 5, 2009
    New Mexico
    Quote:Some can still get over with one wing clipped...... My OEG flock have to have both wings clipped...... If I only do one I find them in Albuquerque the next day..... I got tired of the drive.................. [​IMG]
  4. Hamletchick

    Hamletchick In the Brooder

    I have barred rocks and they are about 14 weeks old. I will check the amount removed and check that link thanks. Maybe I might trim both. Thanks for the quick reply. Nice to meet you. [​IMG]
  5. Hamletchick

    Hamletchick In the Brooder

    Regarding their ability to get high in the coop: They are getting to cross beam near ceiling in coop but they have several ways to hop and flap from one level to the next to get there. Each level is about 2-3 feet from the other. [​IMG] I guess my post is general for both of you. Thanks for the quick replies and info nice to meet both of you! [​IMG]
  6. Beekissed

    Beekissed Free Ranging

    Mine can still fly/hop to 5 ft. but it takes a good effort. I've had a few who persisted in escaping the yard.....those I gave the "prison cut". Both wings clipped, primaries and secondaries. This usually works. If you just clip the primaries of both wings, they can still get balance and some loft.

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