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What a flighty bunch!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Lil Chickie Mama, Sep 29, 2009.

  1. Lil Chickie Mama

    Lil Chickie Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I clipped wings 2 days ago and I knew I would have to do a little more, but ended up having to redo the entire flock. I knew because they were able to fly up and out of the 6' tall fence. So I re-did them and now 5 of them are out of the coop again. [​IMG] How far up do you go? Yes, I only did one side. I don't want to clip too much and make them bleed but I want to do enough that they can't fly. Do I go all the way up to the feathers that overlap the flight feathers? If I'm not explaining that right, I mean still only the first 10 feathers, but how high up on them should I go? Where does the blood start? Please help, I'm confused. [​IMG]

    Edited to add: Yes I've seen the diagram and I'm pretty sure I've clipped even higher than that line. Does it make a difference if they are young (23 weeks) as they may not be full weight and so it's easier for them to lift themselves? [​IMG]
     
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  2. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    If you did both wings they may be able to get equal lift when motivated.
     
  3. Lil Chickie Mama

    Lil Chickie Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    Well I had to go back and re-clip ALL the flying feathers instead of "just the first 10 or so" as I read.
    After the second clipping I haven't had anymore escaping.

    Maybe they are just really motivated?
     
  5. Lil Chickie Mama

    Lil Chickie Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Question just because I'm either dumb or just new at this or both: All the flying feathers? Does that mean you trimmed all the feathers on one wing? [​IMG]
     
  6. PortageGirl

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  7. Lil Chickie Mama

    Lil Chickie Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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