To clip or not to clip their wings? How?

LucyL

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When my chickens get scared, they fly over my fence and it's very difficult to get them back!
 

oldhenlikesdogs

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If you can't cover the run than clip one wing and see if it helps, before clipping both, be aware the feathers won't be replaced until after a molt, and sometimes they can have trouble getting up to roosts and nestboxes if both are clipped.
 

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Clipping only one creates a inbalance, if they try to fly too far the fly in a circle but they still can hop fly short distances like up on roosts.
 

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