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flight feathers

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:42 pm
by JR Poultry and Game
if i want to show my bantams, will i be marked down if they have had there flight feathers cut??? :D :D

Re: flight feathers

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:24 pm
by Philcott
The quick reply is YES. :) What type of bantams do you have?

Re: flight feathers

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:10 pm
by Marigold
You may also find they will have difficulty moulting the cut feathers when the time comes. My first hens had clipped wings and when they moulted the old feathers never came out properly, the stubs just seemed to get stuck in there. Since then I've just relied on getting my hens really tame so they don't fly away and are easy to catch!

Re: flight feathers

Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:45 am
by JR Poultry and Game
Hi philcot, i have New Hampshire Red bantams and plymouth rock hens!!

Re: flight feathers

Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:33 am
by Philcott
nice birds! :)

Re: flight feathers

Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:17 am
by ccm
I like New Hampshires, smart birds, where were you thinking of showing?