Tiss

Songster
9 Years
May 8, 2010
676
6
131
Georgia
Egg farms do it to keep the hens that are in too crowded conditions from pecking and injuring one another. My advice, give the girls the room they need and leave their beaks alone.
 

SunnyCalifornia

Songster
9 Years
Oct 8, 2010
2,505
38
174
Escondido CA
Well there is trimming, like you'd do for fingernails if certain parts are not wearing down normally, and then there is de-beaking, which they do to chicks, where a large portion of the beak is cut to keep chickens from injuring each other when kept in close confined areas like commercial egg farms.

Which are you referring to?
 
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ChickenPeep

Faith & Feathers
9 Years
May 1, 2011
7,002
106
311
Olathe, Kansas
If you dont have a free-ranging chicken, thier beaks can often grow too long. a chickens beak is like a finger or toenail. It slowly grows and can painlessley be cut if you dont cut it too short. If you are thinking about doing this to your bird, let me know and i will tell you all about it!!


ChickenPeep
 

SunnyCalifornia

Songster
9 Years
Oct 8, 2010
2,505
38
174
Escondido CA
Quote:I would never choose to de-beak, its certainly not a practice needed for a backyard flock. A trim on the other hand, I've had to do for my show birds, that are not free ranging. Its a simple, painless snip with some fingernail clippers, only shaving off a couple millimeters.
 

SteveBaz

Songster
8 Years
Aug 6, 2011
2,130
42
173
Pacific North West
Quote:I would never choose to de-beak, its certainly not a practice needed for a backyard flock. A trim on the other hand, I've had to do for my show birds, that are not free ranging. Its a simple, painless snip with some fingernail clippers, only shaving off a couple millimeters.

Gotcha
 

faykokoWV

Mrs Fancy Plants
11 Years
Nov 4, 2008
3,482
270
301
Cross Lanes, WV
Quote:I have a bird that's upper beak is very curved and its starting to cause the bird problems. What tool do you use to trim the beak?
 

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