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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by bigfish, Apr 18, 2007.
How do I clip my hens wings to keep them from flying over my fence?
you catch your chickens.an then you extend the wing you want to cut out.so you can see the wing feathers.an then cut the feathers without cutting into the wing its self.an only cut 1 wing.
So i cut the wing feathers back as far as possible without cutting flesh?
yes or as far back as your comfy doing.becareful not to cut into the wing itself.because if you do that itll bleed pretty good.we did that on a turkey an he bled .an it ruined that wing.
I read somewhere that you should only trim about 6cm off of the flight feathers (underneath side) and one wing only, so it keeps them off balance if they try to fly.
What is approx. age for wing clipping.
you can clipp them at 5 or 6 months old.
gonna sound stupid but i have never done it before......do you use scissors or is there a special tool for it ? lol oh my what have i gotten myself into?? j/k
you use sicessers to cut the feathers.