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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!

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Last edited: Apr 2, 2009

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