Clipping Wings??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Totes Quackers, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. Totes Quackers

    Totes Quackers Chirping

    Apr 17, 2011
    I have 6 hens.. during the day they 'free range' on our block of 1/4 acre.. however! 1 hen is adventurous and likes to fly to the top of the fences which are about 7' high! I'm scared of her going over as they're are dogs in 2 of the yards in which we share a fence. Will clipping her wings prevent her from reaching such heights? The other 5 are happy to spend the day looking for bugs and scratching around but this one is well the trouble maker of the group and I would hate to loose her!
  2. Dar

    Dar Crowing

    Jul 31, 2008
    yes it will... just clip the flight feathers.. some people do just one wing so they cant fly right.. but i know others that will clip both

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