Are your chickens trying to fly into your garden and eat all the vegetables you’ve worked so hard to grow? Or maybe, they’re trying to
hop fly the fence? Clipping your chickens wings might help with these problems.
Clipping the first 10 primary flight feathers will cause a lack of balance needed for flight. Clipping these feathers will only be effective until new feathers grow during their next molt.
Clipping the primary flight feathers does not hurt the bird and they are easy to pick out as they are hidden underneath when the wings are folded.
Step #1 Catch Chicken.
Step #2 Assure chicken clipping her wings will not hurt.
Step #3 Fan wings out.
Step #4 Clip using sharp scissors.
Step #5 Release chicken back to her chicken run. Be happy you no longer have to worry about the chicken escaping the compound and eating your fruits and vegetables this summer.
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