One of my hens has her wings clipped, but I want to show her...

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by 1maria100, May 27, 2012.

  1. 1maria100

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    I have a beautiful Rhode Island Red hen who I'd like to show in September. I clipped her wings about a 2 months ago. I'm wondering if her feathers will have grown back in by September, or if I won't be able to show her. Also, is there another way besides clipping her wings that I could keep her from flying out of our coop? Thanks.
     
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  3. NYREDS

    NYREDS Crowing

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    Pull the stubs of the feathers you trimmed & they should be grown back by September. If you leave them to grow back on their own it won't happen 'till the bird molts.
    As to keeping birds from flying out of their enclosure a higher fence or a top on the run will work but I can;t think of any other option.

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    Last edited: May 28, 2012
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    Plastic berry netting is cheap and effective in covering a run..
     

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