Clipping wings

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by mystang89, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. mystang89

    mystang89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a question about clipping my 5 bantam leghorn hens wings so they don't go flying over my fence if I let them out of their run for a bit. My question is this: Their roosting area is about 18" off the ground and their nesting area is about 15" off the ground. If I sit their and clip their wings will I make it less likely for them to roost and nest where they are supposed to?
     
  2. scooter147

    scooter147 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, but I'd wait to see if they fly out before clipping their wings. Rarely do mine go over my fence when I let them out into the yard and if they do they usually know how to get back in .
     

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