In order to keep our hens inside the poultry netting it was necessary to clip their wings to restrict how high they can fly. This does not hurt the bird or affect its quality of life in any way.
What we didn't mention was to make sure you don't cut too far down the feather--which can cause bleeding and possibly lead to the death of your chicken (dun dun dun). With a closer look at the feathers, you'll be able to see which part is still alive and which part is more or less like fingernail. Also, you'll want to clip both wings, not just one, and only remove the primary flight feathers.
Believe it or not, this was an extra challenging video to make, it took 8 takes.
P.S. - Thanks Sarah McGann for the camera--video quality has greatly improved.
1 year ago