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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by urbanchxnguy, Nov 30, 2014.

  1. urbanchxnguy

    urbanchxnguy Hatching

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    Hi! My name is Steve and I live in my Miami. And no! My chickens are not for Santeria! I have had my chickens for about 3 months. I found this website today cause I needed to learn to clip my chickens' wings. I inherited 5 chickens and a coop. I have a barred rock, Maran, golden nugget, RIR (I think) and had what looked like a maran with feathers on her legs. But she flew over a 6ft fence into traffic. She was my favorite :( So here I am, looking as to how to keep my chickens safe and happy.
     
  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager 5 Years

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  3. urbanchxnguy

    urbanchxnguy Hatching

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    Yeah me either. I'm not crazy about clipping their wings but I don't know what else to do. :/
     
  4. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager 5 Years

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    It will look pretty tacky, but some people get success by raising the height of fences with bamboo poles or something else that has an uneven top so they are not invited to try to reach the top to roost. Supporting poles with netting above the fence might work and be more attractive?

    I don't know how long it takes for trimmed wings to refeather, but it is something you would need to keep repeating.

    I have heard of some chickens that actually climb fences and of some of the lighter breeds that still can fly quite high with clipped wings.

    Why don't you also post this issue under managing your flock. Likely you'll get more opinions.
     
  5. urbanchxnguy

    urbanchxnguy Hatching

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    Oh ok. I got a lot to learn. I'm new t this whole forum thing as well. Thanks for your help.
     
  6. Only clip one wing, this will make her unbalanced when she tries to fly. Her feathers will stay clipped until she molts.
     
  7. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager 5 Years

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    [​IMG] wondered how long it lasted.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 8 Years

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    OR if possible make a run for them with a covered top, it will also keep raptors away.
     
  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.
     
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    BantamLover21 Crowing 5 Years

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     

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