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HELP!!! i need to do something!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Justino, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    Ok, my americauna can jump our 6 foot fence so i dont know what to do. My dad wont let me put up chicken wire and ive herd that you can clip chickens wings just like parakeets, has anyone done this before? How do u do it? will they still be able to get on like their roost?
     
  2. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Songster

    Aug 26, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    Yes, you can clip the wing, but only ONE wing. If you clip both, they will still fly. I have the instructions in my book. But probably somebody on here can explain it better.
     
  3. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Hold the bird down. Spread it's wings. Clip the long flying feathers.
    Some people do just one side. I would clip a few on each side so
    it limits her flight, not completely stops it.

    Feathers are like our hair or fingernails. It doesn't hurt them but they
    don't like it either. If you cut too close to the base you may get a little
    blood. I like to leave 3/4 of an inch.
     
  4. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

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  5. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    thanks!!!i clipped 1 wing just like it said....well i guess we'll find out if it worked soon [​IMG]
     
  6. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Songster

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    Quote:Good luck kiddo, keep us posted!
     
  7. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

    May 26, 2007
    north florida
    Flour,Suger,bar of Soap work good for when they start to bleed form a deep clip.


    good luck
     

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