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Do I need to clip my chickens beak?

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Hello, I have a white bantam Cochin Pullet named Tu tu and she is an indoor house chicken and doesn't like being outside... Her sibling (couldn't tell if it was a boy or a girl) was taken by a hawk while I was out of the house and when I got back she was hiding...hit Since that happens she hasn't left our sides. If we leave her in one room she will squawk for a minute or so, and then she comes to look of us. I've heard chickens beaks don't stop growing and she dosent get the same wear on her beak and claw as my outside birds. I know I should clip her toes when they get to long... I jut don't know what to use. hu
So my questions are...
1) Do I need to clip Tu tu's beak?
2) what should I use to clip her toes? (and beak if needed.)

I've got two loving parents, a crazy little sister, Two tailess fullgrown puppys, One nutty polish Pullet, two EE Hens, a black banty cochin hen, and a white Banty Cochin Pullet!! and a fat grey cat who runs it all!
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I've got two loving parents, a crazy little sister, Two tailess fullgrown puppys, One nutty polish Pullet, two EE Hens, a black banty cochin hen, and a white Banty Cochin Pullet!! and a fat grey cat who runs it all!
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I don't think you have to clip the beak.
I'm not really sure how tough chicken nails are but you may have to use clippers made for small dogs. Just a guess though.

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I jut don't know what to use. hu


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No, you would only need to do this if the beak becomes overgrown to the point of interfering with the chicken's ability to eat. That's quite rare, I think.

It's more common for toenails to overgrow. It's easy to trim back just a little bit at a time with toenail clippers sold for trimming dogs' nails. That's what I use. Be careful not to trim so much that you cut the quick. If you overdo it and the nail starts to bleed, you can stop the bleeding with some Quikstop powder, or just some plain cornstarch or flour.

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Give her a rock or a brick or something similar and she'll wear her beak down herself.

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Thank you!

I've got two loving parents, a crazy little sister, Two tailess fullgrown puppys, One nutty polish Pullet, two EE Hens, a black banty cochin hen, and a white Banty Cochin Pullet!! and a fat grey cat who runs it all!
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I've got two loving parents, a crazy little sister, Two tailess fullgrown puppys, One nutty polish Pullet, two EE Hens, a black banty cochin hen, and a white Banty Cochin Pullet!! and a fat grey cat who runs it all!
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