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How early to clip wings

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by souperlady, Jul 26, 2014.

  1. souperlady

    souperlady Hatching

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    I have a ten week old danish brown. She is taking flight already! She gets 4 feet off the ground! How old should she be before clipping. her wing?. I have 2 other hens (red sexling and barred rock) There wings were clipped when I got them at 4 months. I've never had to clip,. since then. Also, do I clip both sides?
     
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing 5 Years

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    If you want to, you can clip the feathers on her wing(s) now. It won't hurt her. However, you will need to do it again in 1-3 months, after she molts into her true adult plumage. Most people just clip one side, but if she is escaping too much, you can clip both.
     

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