Today I had enough of the chickens flying the fence URG.. so I decided to clip their flight feathers!
Its a simple process that does not harm the chicken at all.
First my daughter chased them down and brought them to me.
She wrapped each one in her favorite blanket and handed the bird to me like a gift.
Next I laid them on their side on my legs pulling one wing out slowly and carefully.
Once fully extended I clipped the 10 or so last feathers(the longest).
You only want to clip one side so it throws them off balance and they can't fly right.
After all the chickens were done my daughter herded them back to their area and shut the door.
The last 3 days since their clipping the haven't gotten out so now here's hoping this permanently fixes my escape bird problem as they love to devour my fruit and veggies!!!
Below: Flight Feathers after Clipping (even with smaller back feathers)