How to clip wings?

Flyboy718

Chirping
8 Years
Jul 27, 2011
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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.
 

nurse_turtle

Songster
8 Years
May 28, 2011
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Foothills of NC
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.
 

Alethea

Songster
8 Years
May 23, 2011
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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?
 

nurse_turtle

Songster
8 Years
May 28, 2011
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96
201
Foothills of NC
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.
 

tiffanyhurd

In the Brooder
8 Years
Jul 19, 2011
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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.
 

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