beak trimming?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lillylsj, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. lillylsj

    lillylsj Out Of The Brooder

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    i am getting my serama ready for a show and was wondering how to trim a chicken beak. please post a video.
     
  2. lillylsj

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    help!
     
  3. lillylsj

    lillylsj Out Of The Brooder

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    anyone?
     
  4. BeccaSmith

    BeccaSmith Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry to see there are no replies to this thread! I would love to see a video as well!
     
  5. notv

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  6. Chicken Lover 1

    Chicken Lover 1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you should not trim a chickens beak!!!!!!!!! [​IMG]
     
  7. ChickenJerk

    ChickenJerk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why not?
     
  8. ChickenJerk

    ChickenJerk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Use a nail clippers and shorten it to just below the lower beak. Then use an emory board to smooth it out, just like doing your fingernails. It is the same stuff after all. Simple really.

    Don't overdo it. It makes the beak look wierd and not "show ready" if there isn't a little bit of the top overlapping the bottom.

    Leaving beaks to long makes a the head on a show bird look out of proportion and might make the situation look like the owner didn't care about the presentation. Judges look unfavorably on that.
     
  9. OkChickens

    OkChickens Orpingtons Are Us

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    They are not debeaking them they are talking about trimming the little hook that the top beak it can have. Its like the same thing people do for parrots to take some of the point and sharpness from their beak.

    Nate
     
  10. Chicken Lover 1

    Chicken Lover 1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know what debeaking is
     

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