I am getting ready to clip my moscovy's wings for the first time, they are 5- 6 months and starting to fly all over the yard! Here is my question I have looked at the different styles of wing clippings (http://www.cornerstonefarm.net/wingdemo.html) and was wondering if anyone knows of a cut that still allows them to get some lift in case of an emergency ie raccoon ect. Could I just remove half the recommend amount and have them be able to fly up in the trees out of danger, but not migrate away? I guess what I an trying to say is, Is there a compromise so to speak, somthing between clipping heavy and not clipping at all. I have been reading that If you only clip one side it throw off their balance, then when they jump from somthing they flap it flips them to one side heavy and then you run the risk of them breaking somthing. Also If you use dull scissors or make a sharp angle the tips can bother them and split, So I was trying to find out if any one out there does a "light trim" when you clip their wings. Pretty much so they can glid gracefully to the ground, and if in a emergency can get away better. All constructive help is welcome. Thanks!