Grounding a turkey

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by wildthing, May 6, 2008.

  1. wildthing

    wildthing Out Of The Brooder

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    Has anyone ever tried wing feather clipping as a way to keep turkeys from flying out of the pen? If so, what where the results?
     
  2. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You only clip one wing, but my attempt was a disaster. I was clipping 4 month old BBW turkeys (I read that a 4' fence was enough to keep them in? A 6' fence didn't!) Anyhow, one hit me in the nose with a wing, thought for sure it broke my nose. I pretty much clipped all of the feathers on one wing, went out later and they were all happily perched up on the 6' fence again. Maybe I did it wrong? Wasn't worth the effort for me...
     

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