Grounding a turkey

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

  1. wildthing

    wildthing In the Brooder

    Apr 1, 2008
    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 Songster

    Mar 30, 2008
    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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