Clipping the wings

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Pollitos Mami, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. Pollitos Mami

    Pollitos Mami Out Of The Brooder

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    When can I first clip the wings of my chickens? I think they may be almost 8 weeks old and they are into everything. I'd like to clip their wings so they can stay closer to the ground.
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    [​IMG] You can clip them now. It is safe [​IMG]
     
  3. KristyHall

    KristyHall Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to byc *waves* And it is safe to clip their wings now.
     
  4. Pollitos Mami

    Pollitos Mami Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank You!
     
  5. triplepurpose

    triplepurpose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can clip the primary feathers at any stage, but while the young ones are still growing, you may have to re-clip them several times as feathers keep growing in. Once they are full size, you only need to do it after each molt.
     

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