how can i keep chickens from flying

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Tami Raagh, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. Tami Raagh

    Tami Raagh New Egg

    Jan 27, 2011
    My hens (thirty something now) r free range in a large pasture, I clip their wings to keep themm grounded but wa wondering if their was some other method BESIDE a elect fence?! Anyone?[​IMG]
  2. Pagan Prince

    Pagan Prince Chillin' With My Peeps

    If they're truly free range, the fence will only be there to keep predators out (JMHO).

    Clipped wings may even hinder dodging predators.

    If yours are like mine and restricted to various parts of a field by mobile wire mesh fence (1 meter high and pegged to ground) I clip the wings to keep them inside the mesh and it's enough. The main coops are predator proof, but not the field pen.

    I can't think of anyway other than that to keep them grounded though

    Waes Hael


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