Clipping wings

angiegg

Hatching
6 Years
Sep 10, 2013
1
0
7
We have just taken delivery of our first 5 new chickens. They are 12 weeks old. I have 2 questions.
1. I have built a rather large coop with 4 nesting boxes. Should these be closed off or is it ok to leave open until they are ready to lay.
2. I don't want to clip their wings, but is it recommended to do so.
 

ChirpyChicks1

Songster
6 Years
Jul 22, 2013
1,900
334
236
Kansas
My chickens completely ignored their nesting boxes until they were laying age so I never needed to block them off. If you notice them playing in them, sleeping in them, or finding lots of poop in the boxes then yes, you need to remove them or block them off. If the chickens sleep in the boxes then your eggs will be poop covered and can easily be broken. If they break the eggs then it's likely they will become egg layers.

Welcome to the site!
 

liz9910

Crowing
Apr 8, 2012
12,404
598
396
Northern California
Welcome to BYC! I would block them off so they use the perches. I only clip my chicken's wings if they can get out of the run. Otherwise I don't think it is necessary.
 

Mr MKK FARMS

Crowing
Premium Feather Member
7 Years
Sep 27, 2012
33,764
1,013
476
Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us!
LL
 

New posts New threads Active threads

Top Bottom