can beak- trimmed forage?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Silverlocks, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. Silverlocks

    Silverlocks Out Of The Brooder

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    I have not bought my chickens yet--I need advice.

    I want them to do as much foraging as possible, and I would also like to have eggs as soon as possible. (also, chickie season is winding down) So, I have been considering getting started pullets from MMH. But they are beak trimmed.

    Will that adversely their bug catching?
     
  2. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    It's difficult for them to forage...I've seen them tilt their heads sideways, but some just don't quite figure it out.

    I would strongly recommend checking www.craigslist.com or www.bestfarmbuys.com or even search around on BYC. You can most always find someone that has layin hens available for sale.

    Best of luck!
     

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