How do I clip my chicken’s wings?
Clipping your chicken’s wings is easy and does not hurt them. You only clip the wings on one side to make them uneven when they try to fly which means they cannot take off. Clare Taylor (The Chicken Whisperer) recommends that you clip the wings on the left hand side of the chicken as that is the side that has the one functioning ovary which makes them a little heavier on that side. Hold your chicken firmly or ask someone to hold the chicken for you and stretch out the left wing so all the feathers spread out. Using sharp scissors take 2.5-3″ off the primary flight feathers – these are the first 10/12 feathers on the wing. The wings will need re-clipping each time your chicken moults.