1. Chickymommy45

    Chickymommy45 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello all!

    My peepers are now cluckers- laid their first dozen and everything- I'm such a proud mommy!!

    However, like most groups of sisters, one is always going to be the renegade. In our flock, it's Ms. Miyagi the buff Brahma.

    Miyagi-san is a great layer, super sweet, but seems to have a wanderlust that cannot be quenched. At least three times a week, I'll come home to a missing bird. Every time, she's about two houses down from ours, pecking away happily in a neighbor's garden. She happily lets me catch her and bring her back, and then promptly lays an egg [​IMG]

    We've clipped all of our ladies' wings (right wing only) and even did a touch-up when we had our first episode of escape recently. However, being the ninja she is, Miyagi-san keeps getting out! We cannot make the fences higher, so I'm wondering if I need to clip her feathers a bit shorter (without hitting blood of course) or if there is another means of keeping her from her ninja ways.
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Ball and chain around her ankle? [​IMG] I jest, of course. How tall are your fences? I have always been a wing clipper of both rather than one wing. I've found on a shorter fence even with one wing clipped they can get enough upward thrust to reach the top...but not with both clipped. Just my 2 cents. Good luck to you!
     

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