Clipping wings?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by kaylakala, Apr 26, 2008.

  1. kaylakala

    kaylakala Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does it do any good on a chicken??

    Keep them from going over a fence or up in trees or in neighbors yards??
     
  2. yardbird tx

    yardbird tx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I clip mine only once when they are young till they get too heavy to fly.

    I spreed one wing and cut the outer most five flight feathers in half. When the bird tries to fly it throws them off balance enough that they cant clear the fence. But can still fly up to the roost.

    Joe
     
  3. kaylakala

    kaylakala Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are now a couple of months old. Would this be a good time??
     
  4. yardbird tx

    yardbird tx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:If you think they can clear the top of your fence.
     
  5. kaylakala

    kaylakala Chillin' With My Peeps

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    DUUHH !!

    Thanks gota go find my scissors!
     
  6. Rte.66_chicks

    Rte.66_chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found that a good, small pair of pruners works better than scissors.
     

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