clipping wings

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by kansas_twister, May 15, 2007.

  1. kansas_twister

    kansas_twister Out Of The Brooder

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    at what age do you start clipping wings... and do i need specail clippers to do it.
     
  2. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Good sharp scissors and ear plugs!!!

    Chickens are drama queens when it comes to wing feather trimming. You would think you where killing them. I usually do the first trim at 16 weeks.

    Do you know what a blood feather looks like? If not get some one to show you. If feathers are trimmed before the blood has receded they will bleed very badly. Also hope you have a good diagram for trimming.
     
  3. xrayman

    xrayman Out Of The Brooder

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    if they're fly'n clip em. only clip one side so they're off balance
     

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