escaping chicken

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by nicktrkula, Jul 31, 2014.

  1. nicktrkula

    nicktrkula Chirping

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    OK so i have two ameraucaunas and some cochins and some leg horns and some buff orps and some red sexlinks and some crosses but the one ameraucauna is my problem I use aviary netting over there run and I need a place to get in so I left an over hang and a chain link door it's quite shanty and I had birds fly out of the headroom so I hung balers twine like beads in a door way and the ameraucauna Flys right threw so I added zip ties and guess what it flew right threw and today I piled cap into the place where it's flying out and it lifted up and crashed right into it and I want her in there because she hasn't laid an egg for me yet and she Flys out to go lay her egg and I can't find where she is nested any body have any ideas I put up a picture in a little bit
     
  2. nicktrkula

    nicktrkula Chirping

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  3. jetdog

    jetdog Songster

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    Very simple, clip her wings, no lift no escaping.
     
  4. nicktrkula

    nicktrkula Chirping

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    There already clipped
     
  5. deathfromabove

    deathfromabove In the Brooder

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    Did you clip both of there wing or just one side? clipping one side will cause an imbalance in their flight.
     
  6. I clipped both, and mine got out again. I clipped the secondaries only. Should I do primaries too? Thanks!
     
  7. Backwards, I clipped Primaries, to the length of secondaries. Ooops
     
  8. Wxguru

    Wxguru Chirping

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    I thought you only needed to cut back one wing so it makes "lift" difficult on one side and causes them to become unbalanced and unable to gain altitude when trying to fly....like flying on one engine. :)
     
  9. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Crowing

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    My run is about 4 ft high. If you clip the feathers on one wing of each bird it will help.

    Make sure there is no blood in the shaft of the feather before you clip or your bird may bleed to death.

    On some birds you may even have to clip a few secondary flight feathers.

    One wing throws the bird off balance and is more effective than trimming equal amounts off both wings.
     
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2014

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