Mrs. Green Thumbs
- Apr 2, 2010
I have come to the point where I am realizing that clipping my girls wings would benefit them immensely! I wanted the girls to stay "natural" at first and dreamed of a very tall aviary and... well it was before I got the girls ... now I know better. I am planning on fencing off my little oasis and want to allow the girls to come out while I am gardening and peck and scratch and enjoy the garden as much as I do. the fence I am placing up is an improvised fence made out of stakes driven into the ground and horse fence wire. This will come to a bit higher than waist high. So rather than chase hen's down the ally I plan on clipping their wings. I have been watching youtube videos and find that while some people suggest only clipping one wing other's say two. Those that say one tend to suggest that if only one is clipped it off sets the flight ability for the birds and causes them to falter a bit then land. Other's say that if you cut both it's better for the bird because you don't cause them to fly weird and possibly cause bodily harm. What one is it? What is your opinion and why?