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When it's time to fly it's time to cut

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Rookiechookie, Feb 26, 2016.

  1. Rookiechookie

    Rookiechookie Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 25, 2016
    I have some pullets jumping over the fence so I went out to cut there wings when I thought I'm taking these chooks to the poultry auction and turning up with cut wings isn't a good look nor is it good for your wallet when you see your bird sell for $0. So i would be much appreciate it if anyone had any alternatives[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire UK
    My Coop
    Hi there :frow

    My advice to you would be to make a covered run so they can't escape. This way your birds will still look ok for when you sell them. I tried the wing clipping with my previous set up and they still escaped as my run sides were just not high enough. It's been so much easier with a covered run and I also feel they are more protected from predators.

    You would get many more responses by posting your questions in the most appropriate forum section. This is the new member intro section so not as many folk get around here :highfive:
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2016
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    When you clip the wings, you take their best form of escape away from them. Just like declawing a cat. If they can get over the fence easily, so can feral cats, and other predators.
  5. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

    Dec 12, 2013

    x2 on covering the run vs. clipping their wings.
  6. Rookiechookie

    Rookiechookie Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 25, 2016
    Ok I wil go and cover there pens
    Thanks for the help

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