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Clipping Wings
Wed 26-Oct-11
4:40 pm
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maggenpie
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Thanks for the timely reminder. My big girl duck is just growing out her wing feathers after her moult so I'll need to get snipping soon. She's not inclined to fly, jumping and climbing is more her style, but better safe than sorry. Mind you, it's not that hard to do. A quick cuddle on my lap, stretch out a wing and snip, snip, snip and a handful of mealworms, all done. Glad I've only got three pet ducks and not a big flock of chickens!

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Fri 11-Nov-11
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I'm quite surprised by this. We have red stars, not clipped and never flown over the electric netting only about 3 feet high.

Fri 11-Nov-11
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Hi Travis,

Welcome to the forum.  Lucky you with your Red Stars; mine, who are Dorkings, are known as a 'flighty' breed & are quite spectacular to watch when doing it. They are also very curious birds with seemingly long memories; mine started to fly again immediately their new feathers appeared after the annual moult this year. 

I think some breeds, especially hybrid hens that are bred especially for laying are less prone to the adventurous life......smile

 

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Fri 11-Nov-11
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my Orpington and Sussex cannot get far off the ground, just enough to get on a fence which they don't do much preferring to stay on the ground where the food is!big_laugh

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