|Greg Chasing Down Gloria|
This is a very simple procedure that is often performed on birds, that are pets, so they cannot fly away. I never thought we would have to worry about the chickens flying away as the are notoriously non flight birds but they actually can get up pretty high when they are determined. They also LOVE to be as high up as possible since it makes them feel safe from predators.
|Gayle Working Her Magic on Gloria|
Turns out we had a veteran bird flight feather remover in our family! My wonderful Sister-in-law Gayle had once done this with a pet parakeet. She watched a few YouTube videos about clipping flight feathers on chickens and Walla! Honestly the hardest part was catching those chickens! The procedure took seconds and as soon as it was done the chickens were back running around the yard scratching for grubs and chicken scratch. As times goes on I realize why farms and homesteads are so much work. Very much worth it, but even the smallest little homestead takes a lot of time and there is often tasks to perform that you never thought you would need to do. It never occurred to me when we got the chickens that we would have a problem keeping them in our yard. I just figured that it would be so nice back there that they would never want to leave! How silly of me to assume my desires for the chickens would be exactly what they would want to do.
Until next time. Consume More, Buy Less, Ask for help from your friends or family for help. You never know what strengths they might have.