Wing Clipping!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by welovechickens, May 19, 2009.

  1. welovechickens

    welovechickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Normally I am against wing clipping because I think it's often not necessary, and can hamper a chicken escaping an enemy. The other day I let my 3 - 9-week-olds out to play, and my bantam got excited and flew.....up...up...UP....to the top of our storage shed!!!! I think she scared herself because she crouched right at the edge of the roof, looking down at me, like, what did I do???? She flew back down to me, and I immediately came in and looked up wing clipping videos!

    I went ahead and clipped my full-size girls, too.....don't want them getting any ideas of checking over the fences, especially since there is a dog on 1 side and the back neighbors. YIKES!

    My girls are carefully supervised when they are out of their coop/covered run, and they go back in when we need to come inside the house. So I am not as concerned with them needing to escape an enemy. If we lived out in the country, I would never clip! [​IMG]
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    LOL!!! They can surprise us can't they! When fly to roost on my head when I go in with feed.
     

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