1. MEchickenfarmer33

    MEchickenfarmer33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can people beak clip their chickens by themselves? or should i get someone professional to do it? If i can do it by myself then that would be preferable because i dont want to pay a fortune to get it done.
     
  2. dawg53

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    I've used cat toenail clippers to trim back the tip of my roosters beak. It was overgrown abit.
     
  3. MEchickenfarmer33

    MEchickenfarmer33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is that good to prevent from bad pecking. because my chicken just got brutally attacked and her neck is pretty much bare with a bloody mess. so will trimming it with a cat nail trimmer keep that from causing this to happen again.
     
  4. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    No, I don't think it will help.
     
  5. dawg53

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    Quote:I agree. Once your hens neck heals, put Vicks Vapor Rub on her neck, it should help deter your rooster once he gets a mouthful of that stuff. Rooster Booster brand 'black salve' works well also.
     
  6. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    I wouldn't. You could have a bloody mess on your hands.

    Good luck with your chickens!
     
  7. PamB

    PamB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is not difficult at all to trim a chicken's beak. I use dog nail clippers and have blood stop on hand just in case you get the quick. I normally clip a little and then file it smooth.
     

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