beak trimming q

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by team edward, Oct 30, 2010.

  1. team edward

    team edward Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2010
    Amarillo Area
    okay if i trim my chickens beaks, can they still eat eggs?
  2. Godsgrl

    Godsgrl Ostrich wrangler

    Aug 27, 2007
    at the zoo usually
    I can sense your frustration in your post. You don't need to trim your bird's beaks because they eat eggs. You can try putting fake eggs in the nest boxes, and maybe they will give up after the eggs won't crack. Or design roll out boxes to prevent access to the eggs at all. Best of luck with remedying the situation.
  3. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 9, 2009
    Olympia, WA
    Go with the roll out nest boxes, Opa posted directions for building them at one point. Trimming the beaks won't stop the egg eating, but will make it harder for them to get their regular food out of the feeder.

    Egg eaters are hard to stop, the only really sure ways are to cull or do the roll out boxes. Sometimes they start because a hen(s) are laying soft or thin shelled eggs and they break while being layed--the hens find out that the eggs are nummy and it all goes downhill from there. Other times it's because they're not getting enough or the right kind of food so start eating eggs to get what they need.

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