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Day 25: How to Clip Your Chicken’s Wings

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Should you clip chicken wings

First, Should You Clip or Not?

It can be a dilemma for many backyard chicken owners – To clip or not to clip their chicken’s wings. The answer is that you don’t need to do it unless your chickens are getting into trouble by flying over fences or restricted areas. In that case, clipping the wings can keep them safe and your garden intact.

The idea behind clipping is that it prevents your chickens from being able to get lift when trying to fly. Granted, a chicken doesn’t fly much anyway because their body mass prevents them (in most cases) from getting more than a few feet off the ground. But lighter breeds can fly over six feet high. And even within the heavier breeds, you can always have a few birds with enough determination and wing strength to get high off the ground.

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Backyard Poultry Magazine

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Okay…So, I don't have chickens…yet. But I want them and will have them eventually. Here is a great magazine for backyard chicken owners and those of us who dream...

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I Want Chickens for my Garden!

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For years, I have wanted chickens for my urban garden. I want them for several reasons: They will eat my snails, they will be nice companions for me while...

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