beak trimming?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by mxpres, Dec 23, 2010.

  1. mxpres

    mxpres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 21, 2009
    Lenoir,NC
    I noticed that one of my coturnix has an extra long upper beak,almost 1/8 of an inch longer than the others,,looks like new growth like fingernails grow.Is this normal or will it have any affect on the birds ability to feed?Or should this be trimmed..If so,How much and how do I do this?thanks,,
     
  2. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    Knoxville,TN
    When I get roosters with a huge beak I usually trim it with a finger nail clipper. Don't cut the solid stuff, just the overhang. They can still eat and drink fine, but a rooster with a big beak can hurt the hens pretty bad.
     
  3. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Just Place A Cuttlebone In Their Pen And They Will Keep It Worn Down On Their Own
     
  4. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    Knoxville,TN
    I have a big sheet of sandpaper that covers one of the windows, and they scratch it to pieces.
     

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