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How do you clip a chicken's wings?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by missourichickenmama, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. missourichickenmama

    missourichickenmama SURPRISE!

    Jul 17, 2008
    We have a rooster, and I think he found out that he has wings. he keeps on flying over the pen (we have to keep him in it because William is scared of him). How do you clip wings? Is it better to just clip one wing, or both?
  2. Highrooster

    Highrooster Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 2, 2008
    you will need a pair of sharp Shears.
    and there is a picture of how to do it on the "How To Pages" on the BYC website
  3. farmgirlie1031

    farmgirlie1031 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2008
    Scissors. And clip just the feathers on one wing or he will still be able to fly. I have a bantam that can still fly with clipped wing but she is no bigger than a pigeon. My big birds can't fly with feathers clipped on one wing.
  4. cybercat

    cybercat Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2007
    Greeneville, Tn
    You can use wire cutters if you do not have strong shears. Those feathers can be real tough to cut through.
  5. pipermark

    pipermark Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 26, 2007
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2009

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