How do you dewing a chicken?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ih66series, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. ih66series

    ih66series Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A couple of my chickens keep on jumping the fence and I was wondering if a mature hen can be dewinged. If so, how is it done?
     
  2. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    You can clip her flight feathers, I wouldn't de wing her, she needs those!
     
  3. Tres Amigas

    Tres Amigas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OMG you mean clip it's wing, right??? Right?? I think you just extend the wing and trim just the tips of the first two "flight" feathers off. Some chickens still fly even with clipped wings. I can't imagine you were talking about taking the wing off, right? [​IMG]
     
  4. debs_flock

    debs_flock Overrun With Chickens

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    Did you truly mean "dewinged"? Or did you mean having the flight feathers cut to prevent flying?

    Deb
     
  5. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Keep the bones- just trim the flight feathers on one side to make them unbalanced. Do a search for "flight feathers" and "clipping wings" and someone hopefully will have posted a picture of how to do it.
     
  6. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Here's some info

    http://www.poultryhelp.com/wingclipping.html

    Good luck, it is suggested just clipping one side to keep them off balance. And some people have reported that their chickens still can get over a fence. Yikes!
    Are they young? I find older heavier birds give up on the flying thing.

    Imp
     
  7. ih66series

    ih66series Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK. I though dewinging was clipping the feathers. Yeah, I just want to clip feathers.
     
  8. ih66series

    ih66series Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:good link. Thanks
     
  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Quote:Thanks for clarifying. "Dewinging" would be nothing short of barbaric. Far better to 'dehead.'
     

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