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what is pinning feather on a bird

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by maransfan16, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. maransfan16

    maransfan16 Songster

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    didn't know what other page to post this on so i thought this one would be as good as any so anyway sorry if this is a dumb question but i was curiuos what it means when you pin a chickens or a turkeys or a swans etc. wings i've heard of clipping but i just have never figured out what pinning the wings is
     

  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing Staff Member Premium Member

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    I wonder if you mean pinioning. It is the surgical removal of the tip or end of the wing, from the last joint out.
     
  3. NosiphoChooks

    NosiphoChooks Songster

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    Sounds horrible...
     
  4. maransfan16

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    i guess thats right and thanks for telling me now i know that i'm not going to be doing that
     

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