Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by newilkinson, Sep 5, 2009.

  1. newilkinson

    newilkinson New Egg

    Sep 5, 2009
    My young hens like to fly. My chicken yard is to large to put a cover on. I have tried to clip the wing feathers on one wing of the girls but that didn't seem to slow them down. They are getting out and I am afraid they will start laying eggs in place I will never find. As well as incourage preditators to come in looking for eggs and then chickens. Any ideas are appreciated.
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    First off [​IMG]

    What kind of chickens are they? Typically large breeds don't fly well as they mature. Smaller, younger, lighter, and banty breeds are better flyers. Maybe they'll outgrow it soon.
    Good luck,
  3. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Quote:I was going to ask the same thing. And [​IMG] from Lutz,FL
  4. netjumper

    netjumper New Egg

    May 25, 2009
    when we had flyers we tried clipping just the one wing as advised but found that they could still lift themselves up and over the 5 foot fence , so now we always clip both wings.
  5. flymamma

    flymamma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2009
    I say have them all fitted with a tiny Ball and chain ... and striped uniforms [​IMG][​IMG] Or fatten them all up so they can't fly ... Finisher feed for all !
  6. newilkinson

    newilkinson New Egg

    Sep 5, 2009
    Thank you to all. I will try clipping both wings. The problem girls are all very young so I am hoping like thier older sisters they will get to fatg to fly. SOOOOON I hope. The little ball and chain has crossed my mind but not in a kind way only when I find they have dug up a flower garden. It is an adventure the egg hunting.
    Thanks again.
    I am sure I will be back with other questions.[​IMG]

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