When are they no longer chicks and wing clipping question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by NicInNC, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. NicInNC

    NicInNC Songster

    Jun 23, 2008
    North Carolina
    When are chickens no longer considered chicks? My banties are now 8 weeks old. They can also fly pretty darn well and one flew up into a tree last week.

    My next question is: When do we clip their wings?
  2. jmeeter88

    jmeeter88 Songster

    Aug 18, 2008
    New Hartford, NY
    A pullet is a female chicken that is less than one year old. After that, they are hens.

    A chick is often considered a pullet when most of it's feathers have come in, and it is roughly the size of a chicken you'd see in a park.
  3. dacjohns

    dacjohns People Cracker Upper

    You can clip the wings anytime. There is an article in the learning center about wing clipping.

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