flyers and clipping their wings

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sissybug9491, Feb 18, 2016.

  1. sissybug9491

    sissybug9491 Out Of The Brooder

    May 19, 2015
    I have 5 girls all about 1 yr old. The 2 Ameraucanas fly a lot. Mostly over the backyard fence 4 ft high, but I am sure they could fly much higher. We want to have a garden in the backyard and do not want the chics in there. So I thought clipping their wings would be the answer. What do you all think?
  2. Chicken Egg 17

    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 11, 2015
    McVeytown PA
    U can't clip both wings as they will still be able to fly if u don't want them getting out u need to clip just one wing to keep them from flying
  3. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2016
    Saint Louis, MO
    I'll be doing this to anyone who wants to go over the fence too. Roada Red is right, just trim the primaries from one wing...the goal being to unbalance them so they can't get good lift. Be careful not to trim any blood feathers.

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