beak clipping

MEchickenfarmer33

Chirping
8 Years
Jul 29, 2011
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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.
 

MEchickenfarmer33

Chirping
8 Years
Jul 29, 2011
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Maine
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.
 

dawg53

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Nov 27, 2008
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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.
 

PamB

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Jul 20, 2010
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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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