Clipping wings didn't work

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chickenteacher2, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. chickenteacher2

    chickenteacher2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2012
    Desert, S. CA
    So, trying to keep my girls in my yard. And out of my fenced in garden. There's nothing in the garden now, but come spring, I want to grow stuff without their interference. I caught the girls who could fly (well, all but one) and clipped their wings. Lot of good that did. One flies into my tree and flies over to check out the neighbor's yard. She's isn't destructive, but I don't want her hurt. Her "sister" tends to want to do it, too. [​IMG] [​IMG]
  2. groundpecker

    groundpecker Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 26, 2011
    Rison, Arkansas
    A small fence charger and wire placed at the top of the fence should work most of the time. eventually, they will not want to take the risk of flying near it.
  3. Suzierd

    Suzierd Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 8, 2011
    If you just clip one wing it may work better. I've been wondering how these electric fence netting keeps them in I would think they would just fly over it?

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