Clipping Wings

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by SoccerMomof7, May 30, 2008.

  1. SoccerMomof7

    SoccerMomof7 Songster

    Apr 13, 2008
    Can someone please post a pic of a chickens wings before and after they are clipped? I am considering cliping my chickens wings but I would like to see how much I would need to cut off. I am nervous, I used to cry everytime I cut my dogs nails. My chickies at 10 weeks can already fly over my head, much to the dismay of my BIL who told me chickens don't fly.
  2. dacjohns

    dacjohns People Cracker Upper

    Look in the Learning Center. Lots of good information there.
  3. debbyluvschickens

    debbyluvschickens Songster

    Apr 21, 2008
    eastern arkansas
    The way I always do it is, I stretch the wing out, and there are 2 rows of feathers, the long wing feathers, and the shorter round feathers, I cut a little past the row of shorter feathers(toward the tip of the wing), and I put my hand between the chicken and the scissors to make sure I dont stab the chicken.
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    You want to be sure and only clip one wing too....the idea is to make them off balance.

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