How early to clip wings

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

  1. souperlady

    souperlady Hatching

    Sep 15, 2013
    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

    Jul 24, 2013
    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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