My Jersey Giants hopping over my 4FT poultry netting...HELP!

gabgrl611

Hatching
10 Years
Jan 15, 2010
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How do I keep my Jersey Giants from hopping over my 4ft poultry netting? Can you clip chickens wings? HELP!!!
 

sweettater

Hatching
10 Years
Jan 14, 2010
7
0
7
We have a four foot fence and clipped their wings (it was easy) but I'm not sure if we did it right because they can still get over the fence when they want to.... They seem to just have to flap a little harder and they definitely don't escape as often but still can when they want to. Again, we might have not cut their flight feathers short enough though...

You should try clipping the wings, it was a lot easier than I thought it would be... I would say just not to be nervous about clipping too far in and just go for it, I think that was why we weren't as successful. One of these days we are going to try again
 

fours2many

Songster
9 Years
Feb 28, 2010
148
1
109
Naples, Florida
Hm, My Jersey Giants are so big, they wouldn't make it over a 2 foot fence.
LOL! Now my smaller breeds, they fly over the 4 foot fences with ease, but the giants...even with running downhill, full speed, for 12 feet or more, they get no further than a few inches off the ground
. They do try, just look funny as anything.

My family and I are so entertained by our 2 giants. We just love to watch them run, flapping their wings...getting no where off the ground. All of their chicken mates fly right past them.

I would love to see a flying jersey giant! Maybe I should say that out loud... I am glad they can't fly.
 

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