Why aren't my chickens clipped wings growing back?

Katniss_Everdeen

Chirping
Nov 24, 2020
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I have three bantams that we clipped their wings about 5 months ago. The white chicken's wing started growing back very slowly about 1 and a half months ago, but the 2 black ones seem to not even started?!!! I live in Australia (so it is late spring/summer), should they have grown back by now? Is it possible that we clipped them wrong and they will never grow back? Please help!!
 

SulkyBantam

Flock Consultant
Nov 3, 2020
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can you provide pics please? It depends on how far you clipped them, but so far really doesn't sound like a massive panic thing.
 

SchmidtChicks

Chirping
Apr 4, 2020
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Its the end of Spring, going Summer start of December here- I'm in QLD

Our 4 original girls were clipped 6 months ago end of Autumn/start of Winter and have just about all got their feathers back now.

We now have 17 chooks to clip as everyone is practicing running-flying and we can't have any escapes where we are. Will be a fun day!
 

OneHappyRooster

Free Ranging
Apr 5, 2020
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Mine usually moult just before start of autumn, every year. Yours are probably a little young.

Could be the white bird got some wing feathers pulled out and so fresh feathers came in.

But they will all eventually grow back.
 

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