Wing trimming

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by macpee2, Nov 6, 2013.

  1. macpee2

    macpee2 New Egg

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    Hi All

    At what age should the wing be cut on bantams, mine are 10 and 6 weeks old now and Im not sure whether to trim the wing or leave them as they are so small. Any suggestions please. Many thanks
     
  2. kelck22

    kelck22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wait until their adult feathers come in. What types of bantams do you have? A lot of them are non flyers in my experience, so wing clipping would not be necessary.
     
  3. macpee2

    macpee2 New Egg

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    I have 5 bantams but only know the names of two, a silver partridge pekin and a barbu duccle
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    If they're flying so that they're escaping their pen/putting themselves in danger, you could trim their wings now. It won't hurt them. But you usually wait until the birds have their adult feathers in (the time of this varies, but it can be from 4-8 months) in. Or, you could just not trim at all--at least the two breeds you described are poor fliers, and will prefer to stay on the ground once they get older.
     
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