Clipping wings

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by fireman, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. fireman

    fireman Out Of The Brooder

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    How early can you start clipping wings? My 4 week olds are getting some good air.
     
  2. chicks for better health

    chicks for better health Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You probably don't need to worry about clipping wings until they are teens. Maybe 14 weeks or even a little older.
     
  3. spook

    spook Chillin' With My Peeps

    I agree, also placing a screen over the top of them.
     
  4. KattyKillFish

    KattyKillFish Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2009
    Dillingham, Alaska
    i use fine-mesh netting. keeps the hawks out and the hens in [​IMG]
     
  5. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    I believe you are supposed to wait until the feathers stop growing. Until then they have blood in them. I'm just going by memory. You might do a search. Somebody who knows better may correct me.

    This link is to the learning center at this site.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/LC-wingclipping.html
     

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