Feather trimming

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Sparkway, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. Sparkway

    Sparkway Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi new to raising chickens. I have 7 15 week old hens 2 light brahmas, 1EE , 1cream leg bar, 1 CQ, 1 Silkie, and lastly 1 BR. They r in a run that is 24Lx 10W x 4H (i know its not high) uncovered run all day. They have recently began flying over the top. Is it ok to trim there feathers on one wing to help prevent them from flying over? I have done this with parakeets before.
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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  3. smlfarmer

    smlfarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    yes - we had to do it to one of ours because she kept getting out and she has done fine
     
  4. Sparkway

    Sparkway Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the link and help :)
     

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