When can you trim wing feathers?

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

  1. mliga

    mliga Out Of The Brooder

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    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.

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  2. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
  3. Chicken Cluck

    Chicken Cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think when the feathers are grown all the way (not fluffy)
     
  4. PulletSurprise

    PulletSurprise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks...I think I will give them a "trim" this weekend.

    Michelle in WV [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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