When can you trim wing feathers?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mliga, May 13, 2008.

  1. mliga

    mliga In the Brooder

    23
    0
    32
    Apr 9, 2008
    Kingwood, WV
    Hello everyone,

    Well the girls are becoming quite the flyers. When is it ok to trim their flight feathers?

    Michelle in WV

    BTW here is a picture of them at 4 1/2 weeks.

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    5,471
    15
    261
    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
  3. Chicken Cluck

    Chicken Cluck Songster

    180
    0
    132
    May 12, 2008
    I think when the feathers are grown all the way (not fluffy)
     
  4. PulletSurprise

    PulletSurprise Songster

    121
    10
    129
    May 9, 2008
    Salem OR
    Oh boy, I'm sure glad you asked that question. My chicken run is way too big for netting and I would hate to have them fly over their fence. As for flying predators, I have a very large maple tree that shades/protects most of the area. [​IMG]
     
  5. mliga

    mliga In the Brooder

    23
    0
    32
    Apr 9, 2008
    Kingwood, WV
    Thanks...I think I will give them a "trim" this weekend.

    Michelle in WV [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: