Can they fly?

There are very few breeds of chicken that can fly properly. A chicken’s flying could be described as making large flappy jumps. Without clipped wings, they are capable of flying for short distances, such as over fences or into trees (where they would naturally roost). Domestic chickens will usually fly only to flee perceived danger.

All the chooks sold by Rentachook have their wings clipped. This is like cutting fingernails and, if done properly, it does not cause any pain to the chicken. Clipping only shortens the flight feathers of one wing, making flight and landing unpredictable and they get used to being on the ground. 

Mostly, chooks don’t need their wings re-clipping when the feathers regrow, but if they do, bring the chook over and we will do it for free or call and we explain how to do it over the phone.

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