How young can I clip wings?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by xjonesy, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. xjonesy

    xjonesy In the Brooder

    Feb 13, 2009
    My chicks are about 3 weeks old and are already flying up to the top of their box in the garage -- they perch on the side of the box. I suppose I need to clip their wings (already?!) -- are they too young to clip wings?

    Once I clip, do I need to clip the wings regularly, like once a month or once a season? How quickly will the flying feathers grow back (or will they)?


  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    [​IMG] I hope you get an answer - I don't clips ours because they are cooped. Besides I love to watch them fly and chest bump [​IMG]
  3. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Songster

    May 14, 2008
    NE Wisconsin
    I wouldn't clip their wings until they're outside. When they're outside, wait and see if one flies over the fence - then you know whether you'll have to clip wings or not. You don't have to clip wings that often, I think it's just a few times a year. When they molt and grow in new flight feathers, then you'll have to clip them again.
  4. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging

    Feb 2, 2009
    Southeast Louisiana

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