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Pinioning turkeys

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Dustinnvnorth, Nov 14, 2013.

  1. Dustinnvnorth

    Dustinnvnorth Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 9, 2012
    Reno NV
    I am thinking about raising some turkeys next year but am concerned they will fly into the neighbors yard full of dogs. Has anyone pinioned a turkey before? Just wondering how well they can fly after pinioning.
  2. neverbdone

    neverbdone Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 9, 2008
    Lake Isabella, CA
    In my experience get them and when they start to fly clip the flying wings if you want to.
  3. Fat Man

    Fat Man Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 14, 2010
    I've never done it but this is what I found researching the idea. Pinioning needs to be done in the first day or to of life, after that it's a veterinary procedure. It might be appropriate if you were raising a large number of birds. If it's just a few birds trimming the flight feathers is easy enough.

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