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Wing clipping update

holding hen while clipping the wing

Little Miss. Independent flew the coop again.

Clipped her other wing today and so far it's working.

Did the same thing to one of her sisters.

Maybe chickens are more susceptible to peer pressure than other livestock?

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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My dad always clipped only one wing--made it impossible to fly, he said.
Comment by Errol Fri Aug 31 17:37:20 2012
Daddy --- We clipped one wing yesterday, but since she still flew over the fence, we figured we'd give two a shot....
Comment by anna Fri Aug 31 17:57:16 2012

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