Trim or not?????

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kaseywhite, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. kaseywhite

    kaseywhite Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 3 chicks and they are 3 weeks old do they need the wings trimmed?
     
  2. ButchGood

    ButchGood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No.
     
  3. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    Probably not. Even without having their wings trimmed, my chickens have never been able to fly very far, perhaps to heights of three feet at most.
     
  4. LaynaDon95

    LaynaDon95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chicken squawk with annoyance even having to fly up to the roost. I don't think you'll have a problem.
     
  5. cooped up

    cooped up Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My experience with wing clipping lead me to the conclusion that it may not be necessary.

    I did clip their wings , but my larger birds never do try to fly out of the run. I do have a California Grey that is a lighter bird and with both her wings clipped she still flys up to escape the run.

    So I guess it depends on the enviroment and size of birds.
     

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