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Wing clipping question.

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by IHC986, Mar 21, 2015.

  1. IHC986

    IHC986 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have learned (from this website), how to clip wings. However, I will not attempt it if the process is painful (in the least) to my chickens. Some say it is painless and others have said the pain in minimum. Well, that's not good enough. What do you chicken owners have to say regarding pain?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] As long as the feathers are mature (not pin or blood feathers) , it's no more painful than getting a haircut or trimming your fingernails. It is important to hold the bird securely (2 person job) so that it does not struggle and possibly hurt itself.
     
  3. IHC986

    IHC986 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you. I'm finding this website very interesting.
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    It is , indeed, a community of like minded folk who generally try to be helpful.
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Need to make sure you/they are talking about just trimming the fully grown flight feathers and not about removing the last joint of the wing (known as pinioning).
     
  6. Chickenlovers6

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    Just don't clip the blood feathers. :)
     
  7. rougerage16

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    Is there a wayto easily identify a blood feather?
     
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