can beak- trimmed forage?

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

  1. Silverlocks

    Silverlocks Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 21, 2009
    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

    Sep 25, 2007
    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 or 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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