Have 21 chickens 9weeks young

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

  1. oneflewover1013

    oneflewover1013 New Egg

    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]
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2009
  3. oneflewover1013

    oneflewover1013 New Egg

    Sep 12, 2009
    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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