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Annie Higginbottom

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How to stop chickens flying?
« on: December 02, 2008, 11:50 »
Hi, I have some chickens one older and 4 chicks, now the chicks are big enough they are flying out of coop and into the rest of our veggie garden, the older lady has the good sence to stay where she is! The coop is 6' + high and quite large so too big to cover in the top, also trees on one side make this impossible.  I think i should clip feathers, but have no idea how to go about this?
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« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2008, 12:01 »

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« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2008, 13:16 »
Hi Annie

Welcome to the Hen House :D

The thread L 11 has put up for you should help, any problems give us a shout :D


Sarah :)

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How to stop chickens flying?
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2008, 16:27 »
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There is a diagram in this threadhttp://www.chat.allotment-garden.org/viewtopic.php?t=15495&highlight=wing+clipping
Ok smart ar*e... you've been on here 2 seconds and already you can put threads up.......you are just making me look stupid :oops:  :oops:  mind you it's not hard :lol:  :lol:

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« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2008, 18:03 »
if you want to put up a cheap roof then i would recommend fruit cage netting { theres lots of different ones to choose from } my run is 10 m by 6 m an almost 7 foot high, an the whole lot is covered and it cost about £53 that included postage. i have a large tree in the run also an all we done was make a post frame at angles around it and then staple what netting we could to it.
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« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2008, 18:34 »
The most efficient way to stop chickens flying is once you have put them to bed steel their passport :lol:  :lol:
I may take my time.....but i'll get there in the end.

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« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2008, 18:50 »
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The most efficient way to stop chickens flying is once you have put them to bed steel their passport :lol:  :lol:
:lol:  :lol:  :lol:  

or tell them the flight was cancelled  :)

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« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2008, 23:17 »
Anne, try Youtube there's vids on there on clipping wings! Just remember to do one wing only on each bird.

I think this is the link?

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=kLaGpczNhEI

Annie Higginbottom

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« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2008, 10:03 »
Thank you all, for the helpfull  :D  and the amusing replys  :lol: !!  Will try to corner the little critters as soon as it stops raining, next week possibly!! and let you know how we get on.
Annie

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« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2008, 10:14 »
MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A GOOD PAIR OF SHARP SISSORS :wink:

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« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2008, 13:30 »
I queried this exact same point a couple of months ago.

Had a go at clipping and it didn't make a blind bit of difference!

In the end I resorted to stringing thin netting over the top - fine green stuff from a garden centre.

That stopped them!

Pete65

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« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2008, 20:49 »
I just followed the link to YouTube (wing clipping), and found loads more really interesting chicken-keeping videos.  Thanks for that.   :D

Annie Higginbottom

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« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2009, 14:18 »
Hi, thanks to all the wing clipping seems to have done the trick, it was too late for the cauliflowers but the cabbage may recover!! The video link was great and watched several times before heading out to the garden witth sharp scissors and a can do attitude!!  Catching the little blighters was the tricky bit!

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« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2009, 17:27 »
when i was shown how to clip there wings i was told to leave the last four feathers intact



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