Sometimes taking the steps to keep your chickens safe includes a “haircut” of sorts. Learn how to clip a chicken’s wings.
Two of my younger hens were up on top of the run. Moments later, one of them was on the peak of the roof of the coop. I knew that was going to spell trouble, and sure enough. A couple hours later one of them was out and running around. Because we have an overly abundant coyote population (as well as other predators) this is a big “no-go” on our homestead. So that meant it was time to clip some wings.
Clipping a chicken’s wings does not hurt the chicken, as long as you are careful and do it right. Watch the video below, and you can see this process demonstrated.