When you decide to keep backyard chickens, you are investing your time, money, and emotional attachment. The last thing you want is for a bird to die because it flew over a fence and into harm’s way. Clipping wings is easy to do and painless for the birds. Clipping one wing only will make a chicken feel lopsided as soon as it attempts to fly. Many chicken keepers prefer this method rather than clipping both wings.
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