Have 21 chickens 9weeks young

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by oneflewover1013, Sep 12, 2009.

  1. oneflewover1013

    oneflewover1013 New Egg

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    Sep 12, 2009
    Thanks for your answers fellow chicks and roosters.
    Thank you again
     
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2009
  2. CityClucks

    CityClucks The Center of a 50 Mile Radius

    Jan 31, 2009
    Tulsa, OK
    Are they flying out of their pen or over a fence out of your yard? Nine weeks is little young to be clipping wings, but if they have full growth of their flight feathers already it's probably okay - I suggest you wait a few weeks if you can.

    You're right about catching them after dark when they've gone to bed to clip them. Leghorns are flighty and athletic - light bodied birds!

    Oh! Forgot to say [​IMG]
     
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  3. oneflewover1013

    oneflewover1013 New Egg

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    Thank you citycluck. They have just started flying up on the 6ft fence and only a couple of them. So wait if I can. T Y
     
  4. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Only clip one wing, not both of them.
     
  5. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    I had to clip my Leghorn "Houdini" pretty young. She grew some of them back fairly quickly though, so I had to do it again about a week ago (she's now 22weeks).
    I catch her at night after it's good and dark and she's all dopey (both times out of a tree, lol) and put a small towel on her head to keep it dark, then I turn on a small light in the kitchen (not the overhead fluorescent) and clip one side with SHARP scissors.

    The dog thought this was the most interesting thing ever.
     

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