Clipping Wings?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by fluffychicken24, Dec 5, 2013.

  1. fluffychicken24

    fluffychicken24 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey! Does anybody know if clipping the wings on my lame chicken would hinder its movement any further? Thank you!
     
  2. Catfish267

    Catfish267 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I clip my chickens wings. It works great!
     
  3. fluffychicken24

    fluffychicken24 Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay, but will it make it harder for my crippled chick to move? She uses her wings a lot and I'm trying to get her usable leg stronger
     
  4. BigRedRoo

    BigRedRoo Out Of The Brooder

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    As hard as it may be; when my hen went lame I quoreteened her. Small cage little movement free axess to food and water but no hens causing her to move. Lots of rest is what this doc orders!
     
  5. BigRedRoo

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    Cliping wings is intended to stop flying, thier for only one should be cut to off set the flight balance making it difficult or uncofortabel to fly
     
  6. BigRedRoo

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    How the little girl holdin up? what happend to make her lame?
     
  7. fluffychicken24

    fluffychicken24 Out Of The Brooder

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    She's not doing so good. She just hatched with a lame foot
     
  8. Chickenlittle14

    Chickenlittle14 Out Of The Brooder

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    She's still a bit lame. We made her a little splint to see if this helps her out. Now the other question is, I have to younger chickens, juvenile, and one is always hiding at bed time. She gets in the other yard and ends up in a tree. Now yesterday when we came home from the store and the red one was sitting on top of the fence. She's the trouble maker. Not wanting to clip her wings has had me going back and fourth, but after yesterday, I've come to the conclusion that it's wing or wings need to be clipped for her own good. I'm afraid if I don't the other chick is gonna follow in her step and start flying to the top of the fence and they'll both be out wondering the streets.
     
  9. BigRedRoo

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    Just clip one wing this will make her off ballance as she trys to fly. Only clip the flight feathers and be sure that they have stoped growing before you do this.
     

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