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Do I need to clip my chickens wings?

It is entirely up to you if you want to clip your chicken’s wings. Most chickens can fly to some degree and by clipping the wing tips you stop them from being able to fly. This can be beneficial if you have a free ranging area where they could possibly fly away and get lost, however in our experience once hens are well established they won’t fly away from the safety of their flock and area. It can be beneficial to clip wings during the initial settling in
period whilst your new hens get used to their new surroundings. If you do clip wings it will mean they are more vulnerable to predators as without the ability to fly away they become easier prey.

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