Clipping the Flight Feathers on a Chicken

This helpful video shows you exactly where to clip and which ones are the flight feathers.

I’ve also included a labeled diagram of the wing to help you better understand which feathers are which.

Feathers of the Dorsal Wing of a Chicken



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6 Responses to Clipping the Flight Feathers on a Chicken

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  2. Littlesundog says:

    We’ve trimmed feathers before but only the primaries. Now I know how it should be done! Thanks for posting this informational video!

  3. Reblogged this on darkcreekfarmdotcom and commented:
    A video and diagram showing you how to clip your chicken’s flight feathers. Very handy if your birds are prone to flying the coop…

  4. Great diagram – thanks for posting!

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