How young can I trim wings?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Kellichick, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. Kellichick

    Kellichick In the Brooder

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    I've got 12 babies, ages 5 days to 4 weeks, in an upcycled baby playpen. The older ones are starting to fly. How young can I trim wings? I've trimmed older birds before, but not these small ones. Any answers or advice is greatly appreciated. Thanx!
     
  2. kidd42

    kidd42 Songster

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    I am having the same issue with my Leghorns who are about 5 weeks. I finally trimmed them this morning. But........I don't know if I trimmed enough as they are still flying up to the top of the brooder.
     

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