Beak re-contruction

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Micah DeRocher, Jun 9, 2016.

  1. Micah DeRocher

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    Hello all,
    This is Edith, my Speckled Sussex. I "rescued" her from a whole-saler who clipped the beaks of their chickens. Her's grew back but as you can see not quite correctly. My question is, would she benefit from her bottom being filed to a point to better line up with the top? I'm sure this hinders her foraging abilities. If it were beneficial, how could I go about doing that? I'm sure it would be a great stress on her.
     
  2. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Flock Master

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    IMO, the treatment would be worse than leaving her as is.
     
  3. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    The bill does not look like how a beak would be clipped to control cannibalism. Many issues can lead to a bill growing as shown without invoking beak clipping. The lower bill will require clipping in a few months, otherwise the hen will loose ability for feed normally.
     
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