Beak Clipping

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Tradeshows, May 19, 2010.

  1. Tradeshows

    Tradeshows Out Of The Brooder

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    Does anyone have experience with beak clipping? Is it necessary? Will Hens peck each other without us clipping them?
     
  2. wvgal61

    wvgal61 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have some that came that way , and I have some that is not, I would not recommend it, Your flock will work out their pecking order. Then they wont be to much pecking going on anyways. It seems to make it harder for them to get worms and things.
     
  3. lemurchaser

    lemurchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you are housing your chickens with enough space, food, and things to do then there is absolutely no need for clipping beaks. They only use it on factory farms where the chickens are crowded together.
     
  4. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    [​IMG] You have no need for beak clipping for hobby chickens, now beak Trimming on the other hand, needs to be done before shows if you show your birds
     

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