How to clip wings?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Flyboy718, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. Flyboy718

    Flyboy718 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure if this question should go in this part of the forum...how do you clip the wings? My barred rocks are 28 days old.
     
  2. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YouTube has many videos regarding how to clip wings. It's extremely important not to clip a blood feather. If you do, your bird will bleed to death in a very short period of time.
     
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Here you go:
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  4. crazyhen

    crazyhen Overrun With Chickens

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    Cut only the feathers on one side. Cutting is a way of throwing them off balance when trying to fly. Gloria Jean
     
  5. Alethea

    Alethea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Would being off balance be likely to cause accidents when maneuvering roosts, ramps, etc.? Would clipping both wings, enough to keep them from getting the lift they need to fly, be safer?
     
  6. dawg53

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    Quote:Yes, you are correct. I've always clipped both wings without issues.
     
  7. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There's nothing wrong with clipping both wings for a more symmetric appearance. Just please watch out for blood feathers, and cut only the primary feathers.
     
  8. tiffanyhurd

    tiffanyhurd Out Of The Brooder

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    I clipped my hens wings yesterday for the first time and found out how to do it on Youtube! I only clipped one side and they have had no problems.
     
  9. manadapt

    manadapt New Egg

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    Wow, thanks for sharing. I am going to try that tomorrow
     

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