Does this say "DE wing"?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by blaundee, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. blaundee

    blaundee Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. scbatz33

    scbatz33 No Vacancy, Belfry Full

    Jan 23, 2009
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    I think they mean - or at least I HOPE they mean - trimming the wing feathers so they can't fly
     
  3. blaundee

    blaundee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'm hoping I am just reading it wrong... I THINK they are talking about day old chicks!
     
  4. hencackle

    hencackle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
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    Just guessing, but I think they might be pinioning.
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    These are chicks they are selling. I believe hencackle is right on the money.
     
  6. Mervin

    Mervin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's another thread that may answer your question.

    I'm not usually a sap when it comes to the "efficiencies" of farming, but that just seems cruel. Wings are a quintessential part of being a chicken. It'd be like taking the hooves off a horse, the snout of a hog or something. I can't really think of a good analogy, but that just seems wrong somehow.
     
  7. hencackle

    hencackle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
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    Mervin, we think alike! None of my chickens are debeaked, their spurs are left intact--even the ones on the ladies, and their wings are unclipped. Without a doubt, I know that one particular hen saved herself from the stray dog that jumped our fence, because she spurred that dog's face and gave it a horrendous wingslapping! All she lost was a mouthful of feathers.
     
  8. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Quote:My first reaction would be to ask Ideal Poultry what they mean.
     
  9. blaundee

    blaundee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OH, I'm DISGUSTED. I thought people were nasty creeps before I learned of this... *shudder*


    I won't be ordering from Ideal.
     
  10. danischi24

    danischi24 Loves naked pets

    Aug 17, 2008
    Australia
    It's probably for the ducks/geese. Full flighted birds can only be kept in aviaries unless you want them to go bye bye. If they are pinioned as day olds, the process isn't so rough on them & they can be given a lot of freedom. Some species have to be pinioned by law if I'm not mistaken.
     

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