Wing clipping?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by amandawv, Aug 21, 2014.

  1. amandawv

    amandawv Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2014
    I like to let my girls out to free range in my backyard (I live in the city). My neighbors have several big dogs that I know would kill them if they flew over. I clipped one wing a few months back but it didn't seem to phase them. Does anyone else clip the wings? If so, one wing or both?
  2. Traphill

    Traphill Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 26, 2011
    I wouldn't clip their wings at all so they can possibly get away if they need to from a predator. Try just letting them out a couple of hours prior to dark that way they don't have a lot of time to get into trouble. My yard is fenced but only 5ft tall but they just stay in my yard only had a couple of issues at the beginning when I let them out. Good Luck.

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