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Peafowl Wing Clipping

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Hold the bird with a firm grip on both legs.

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Open up the wing to be clipped to expose

the flight feathers.

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Wire cutters or sharp scissors are used to

cut the feathers.

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Cut one feather at a time, using the small

tertiary feathers as a guide.

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Use the tertiary feathers as a guide to prevent

cutting too close to the wing bone.

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Continue cutting across the wing.

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Clip only one wing on each bird.

Wing feathers will grow back in 4-5 months.

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