I've heard of clipping the wings on flighted birds but I was discussing my chicks with a cousin of mine and he suggested clipping their beaks. I don't really want to do that as it sounds like something that not only hurts the birds but has no real point. Am I missing something? Is this a common practice? Thank you in advance for any advice you may have. I did a little more research on it online and have come to the conclusion that I will never be asking for advice on the raising of my animals from my cousin ever again. Thanks for the advice guys.