Flying / Jumping over the fence w/ cut wings ? Can I put a weigh on a foot to stop it ?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by nikki_r5, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. nikki_r5

    nikki_r5 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a young 5 mth. old Jersery Giant Roo & a 3 yr. old Austalorp/Brown LeghornX hen
    who keep flying up to jump over the fence w/ cut wings ? The fence is approx. 5 ft. tall.

    Can I put a weigh on a foot to stop this ?
     
  2. DavidKerk

    DavidKerk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you don't do this already you could just trim one wing instead of both so that when it tries to fly out it will loose its balance.
     
  3. Sunyoung

    Sunyoung Out Of The Brooder

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    Do your chickens have both wings trimmed or just one? If trimming both wings, this can lead to the birds' wings to be even stronger (since it still has balance - just has to work harder at flight). If you trim just one wing then it has no balance for flight and will sort of just... "helicopter" around.
     
  4. AwallRooster

    AwallRooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This sounds crazy,[​IMG] but it work for me, I had the same problem, so my granddad [​IMG]told me to hang paper plates or pie pans on the top of the fence about 4 ft apart ,well belive it or not,,it WORKED!!!![​IMG]
     
  5. what did I do

    what did I do Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tying something heavy aroung the feet would only make them loose their feet.
     
  6. Douza

    Douza Out Of The Brooder

    Can some one point me in the the direction of how to cut wings thanks
     

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