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Making hens flightless

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Lacy Duckwing, Nov 6, 2017.

  1. How to make hens flightless without wing clipping

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  1. Lacy Duckwing

    Lacy Duckwing Songster

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    Hi, I have a young New Hampshire Red who likes to fly over the fence. None of the other chickens fly out of this chicken yard. I do not want to clip her beautiful wings. I'm looking for a temporary thing that will stop her from flying out that does not include putting net on the chicken yard. I have took the net off the chicken yard to let the leaves to fall in.
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi Premium Member 6 Years

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    Unfortunately you've shot down the best options - you don't want to put a net up to keep her in, and you don't want to clip her wings to keep her from going over. Only other solution would be to make the fence so high she can't go over it, and it would probably need to be at least eight feet to guarantee that.
     
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  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Crowing

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    A completely enclosed run or clip one wing on each bird. Those are the only realistic options that will actually work.
     
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