help! how do I clip BigGuys wings

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by L*A*G*, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. L*A*G*

    L*A*G* Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008
    planet chicken
    I just got me a 5 month old RIR rooster and he can fly.[​IMG]
    He is very shy and if he got out of the pin he might wonder off.[​IMG]
    How many feathers should I clip? Should I clip his like a hens?[​IMG]
    I have him locked in the henhouse for tonight but I got to do it
    some time in the morning.[​IMG]
    Please give me your thought.
    Larra
     
  2. Pinky

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When my roosters decide to fly out of their pins,I clip there wings.I do it the same way I clip my hen's .I only cut the flight feathers.I have a RIR rooster too,but he has decided he is too bg to fly,so I don't have to clip his feathers
     
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2008
  3. Rte.66_chicks

    Rte.66_chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I clip wings, I take them off the roost at night so that I don't have to chase them around. Just take them off, go to a lighted area,hand them to hubby to hold, clip clip, then back to the roost. Super simple.
     

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