Clipped by Mama, with Hazel's helping hand.
Fiskars! Who woulda thought.
Wisteria vine leaves, a treat for a job well done.
You want them to fly. You do. They need strong wings. They need to be able to escape predators and lift themselves up onto the roosting bar. They need strong wings for soft landings.
But, while they are young and "still laying" they need to stay close to home. Home is where they can strengthen those wings in safety and security. Home is where there is good food to eat, so they can later recognize the bad. Home is a testing ground for choice-making. A soft place to land where mistakes are absorbed and lessons learned.
Smart, loving discipline to a child or clipping the wing tips of a hen; there is no difference really.
We hope "Sally" will stay inside the fence now.
*A Big Hello to all you No Big Dill readers!!