Wing Clipping

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by oreochip, May 15, 2010.

  1. oreochip

    oreochip Out Of The Brooder

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    My Prudy went over the fence today into the neighbors yard.[​IMG] Tried to entice Maude and Dixie to go too but I caught them in mid flight.[​IMG] They are 4 months old and getting bored in the free ranging. Neighbors were nice enough with helping get her back but I don't want to do this all the time. I know I need to clip wings but it worries me. Some owners say do it and some say no. I have never tried it because I am affraid of clipping too close. Any input would be appreciated.
     
  2. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. oreochip

    oreochip Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for the link. I think we will give it a try tomorrow. Everyone is settled in for the evening but all three know that they are in trouble for todays antics. [​IMG]
     
  4. kannm

    kannm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have to clip. Better clipped wings than killed by a dog. Our chickens have never complained, the less docile ones throw a little fit being held.
     
  5. NeeleysAVLChicks

    NeeleysAVLChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely clip only one wing, that hobbles them, throws them off balance and makes flying very difficult. Clip two wings and they'll just flap harder and can still probably get of your fence.
     
  6. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    FYI - I sent the wrong l in, but it will work - the one I was thinking of is in 'Raising Chickens for Dummies' - that's how I did it - pics and everything, was a good tool for wing clipping
     

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