Are chickens top beak suppose to be longer than the bottom 'beak'?

lisa42

Hatching
10 Years
Oct 3, 2009
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I got two isa brown hens (rhode island *i think* cross) yesterday, they eat their laying mash perfectly fine but i've noticed their top beaks are shorter than the bottom beak. like it has been clipped, but i'm not sure if thats normal? thanks im new to owning chickens
 

australorp_breeder

Songster
10 Years
Sep 29, 2009
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California
I've never heard of the bottom being longer unless they have been clipped. A lot of people will clip the top part of the beak so their chickens don't peck each other if they are in large numbers. It will grow back over time.
 

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