When do they fly? When Can i Clip?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Candice325, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. Candice325

    Candice325 Hatching

    Apr 30, 2009
    When do they start to fly out out of their brooder, and when can i clip ther wings? I cant have them leaving my backyard when their older!!

  2. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

    Mar 3, 2009
    Lakeport, Ca.
    I've never heard of clipping Chickens wings, only small Birds Like Cockatiels. Hope someone who knows comes along for you!
  3. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging

    Feb 2, 2009
    Southeast Louisiana
    This link gives information on how to clip wings.


    You need to wait until the feather growth has stopped. During growth, the feather is filled with blood. Then you clip only one wing after every molt.

    There is a lot of discussion on wing clipping on here. Whether chickens will fly out of your back yard or not depends on many things such as breed, fence type and height, and reason to leave. Many people do not clip wings unless they have a need as the ability to fly may help a chicken avoid a predator. You might do a search on wing clipping to read more.

    Hope this helps.

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