Broody chickens beak question.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by wbruder17, Feb 6, 2011.

  1. wbruder17

    wbruder17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 7, 2010
    Portland, OR
    My broody silkie's beak has become overgrown due to no natural pecking/ grinding down. Is this going to hinder her eating?
  2. Sportsterjeep

    Sportsterjeep Creekside Acres Farm

    Jun 1, 2010
    Mill Hall PA
    I have had and bought birds with this problem. What you can do is to very gently trim the overgrown portion off. I just take off the worst of it. Any good sharp snip will work. I've use the scissors on my gerber, and most recently a pruning or hoof trimming style shear. These are very sharp and snip it off no problem. Don't take too much off that it hurts her, just the overgrown curved part. And watch because sometimes they like to stick their tongues out.

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