Clipping wings

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by fostermom55, Nov 3, 2016.

  1. fostermom55

    fostermom55 Just Hatched

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    I have 1 Araucana in my flock and I am wondering if I clip her wing if she will have trouble getting up to her roost in the coop. It is 25" high. I have them in a moveable coop and movable pen with a net over it but was considering making a larger open pen for them. I am pretty sure she would fly the coop if she wasn't clipped. Thanks.
     
  2. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper Premium Member

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    A 25 inch roost should not be an issue. Wing clipping should be done on one wing so it unbalanced the bird and they can not fly as far or as high. I had a few hens who will clear a 6 ft fence regardless of how much you clip so it all depends on the flight capabilities if the bird in the first place.
     

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