What is "dewing"?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by BarredBuff, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. BarredBuff

    BarredBuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I saw this on a hatchery website I dont know what it means, do you?
     
  2. FF

    FF Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It has something to do with a bone they remove in a chickens wing to prevent flight. I think that' swhat it is.
     
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2010
  3. catdaddyfro

    catdaddyfro Overrun With Chickens

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    De-winging is where they remove the outer-most tip of the wing where the primary flight feathers grow to keep the chickens from being able to fly.
     
  4. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How funny, I read that as 'doing' (Pron.) instead of de-wing? Couldn't figure it out...
     

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