We've just adopted 5 HiLine Browns and were horrified to see their beaks have been trimmed! We were told it was to stop them injuring each other but it's not something I am comfortable with, especially considering they'll be free range from now on. Will their beaks grow back? How long does it take??
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I picked up three hens to replace three that were Roosters. Unknowingly, until I picked them up, they were as the man said..."de-beaked." I asked why and he said so they don't peck each other. Well guess what, my first even all have beaks and they are establishing the "pecking order." My question is twofold; are the new ones safe and will their beaks grow back? After 6 days the newbies have not been accepted into the flock. Did I create a problem?
Still new at this but learning!
I read this thread because I have a house chicken with beak issues. My BO roo had problems with sour crop last summer and his beak got a little long when I was hand feeding him. I fixed it by putting his food on a concrete slab for a few days. My little pet will only eat crumbles, though, so that solution won't work for her.