chicken beaks

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Sandrachx, Nov 13, 2007.

  1. Sandrachx

    Sandrachx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    was i supposed to trim the beaks of the babies born this summer? i spent some time this weekend sitting and watching them as they ranged around my pine trees, taking dirt baths and saw that a couple of my girls have much larger beaks then the others - almost hook-like like a pigeon. will this hinder them when they try to eat from my hanging feeder? how do you trim them? any advice most appreciated. (hope this is in the right forum category...)
     
  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    You can snip it with a toe nail clipper. Just be careful not to cut too far back. I would just snip the tip. If they are out ranging they should trim it down on their own. You can offer bricks and put a snack on it. When they pick naturally at the snack, the brick helps file the beak.

    Jody
     
  3. GrayRoo

    GrayRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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