wings and free range question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by newtothis2011, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. newtothis2011

    newtothis2011 Out Of The Brooder

    May 5, 2011
    I am wondering if the wings of the chickens need to be clipped before allowing them to free range...they have never been let out of the run and when I approach the door I have a few that are just dying to escape...Im afraid of not getting them back so I havent let them out yet...any help would be great...thanks [​IMG]
  2. colebarnhart

    colebarnhart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Only clip if you don't want them going over a tall fence or getting and possibly staying up in tall trees.
  3. lorain's fids

    lorain's fids Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2011
    New Jersey
    My chicks are 5 1/2 weeks now. I do plan on clipping their wings soon. I trim my parrots flight feathers, so I am comfortable with trimming the chicks wing feathers. But on the chickens I am thinking of only trimming 3 feathers in, with the parrots I trim 7 in. Make sure not to trim a blood feather and have some quick stop or corn starch on hand if it does bleed.

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