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Clipping wings?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by annie82005, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. annie82005

    annie82005 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2013
    Snow Shoe, Pa
    Does anyone get their chickens wings clipped or how do you feel about it?
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
    I don't have chickens but I always clip my bantam duck's wings.
  3. arnr1530

    arnr1530 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 28, 2013
    North Carolina
    if you want to keep them from flying away its a good idea but you should only clip one wing on one side!! this will throw them off balance when they go to try and fly if you clip both sides some are still able to fly hope that helps :)
  4. Kiniska

    Kiniska Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2012
    English, Indiana
    I would imagine it depends on the bird. Some large fowls can't fly well at all, like Orpingtons, so they would not need it. Then there are some bantams that are very good fliers for chickens. They could be done. Just realize you are crippling their ability to go up and roost.

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