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    Default Clipping chickens wings

    Our chickens keep escaping. There is no roof on there cage except for where they sleep but I was just wondering if I clipped on wing how far down do I go??

    It's driving me crazy, pooping etc!! TIA

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    Just their flight feathers (the long ones) with a good pair of scissors or shears. I've done it before and it was quite easy. They grow back so you will need to do them regularly. Ewww chickenpoop! I would love to have them again if you could toilet train them. Good luck.

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    It's easy we do the last 4 feathers at the back ofone wing and they can't fly

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    Default Re: Clipping chickens wings

    And only one wing. The idea is to change the balance of flight so they can't work it out.

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    Thank you!!

    It's so frustrating I have tried spraying them with a water bottle to get them away from our 'outdoor' areas but then they ate my veggie patch! So I have had enough!

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    Just one wing. I just fan it out and cut the ends off a good few inches.

    Ours used to free range but the poop drove me crazy and after they dug up my vegie patch they've been permanently cooped. Had to put on a bigger fully fenced run for them but needed to do this regardless as well as foxes got in one night and killed our first batch of chooks.

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    Default Clipping chickens wings

    If you feel along the wing you can feel where the bones stop and you cut on the other side of that (obviously!)

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    Default Clipping chickens wings

    Thanks! I clipped them and will see if they get out tomorrow !!


 

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