Chicken Dubbing.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by GalloNegrito, May 21, 2016.

  1. GalloNegrito

    GalloNegrito Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 20, 2016
    I've seen pictures of Roosters and even some hens that have been dubbed. I never knew that roosters have their fans and waddles cut off, when I saw a dubbed rooster, I would always think some are just born with out any waddles and such! I always found the dubbed birds more attractive than non-dubbed ones. So I want to know if this act is legal, I heard it's not allowed in some places. And if there's a way I can make it less painless for the bird. And if there's really any pros and cons for it.
    Last edited: May 22, 2016
  2. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

    Sep 19, 2009
    Holts Summit, Missouri
    Check your local / state laws. In my state it is legal to dub birds for show if that had been done historically. For me I am not about looks, rather function. Current issue generally over-riding all is frostbite where dubbing prevents it. A dubbed bird is even at less risk for frostbite on toes. I have never seen a dubbed hen unless it was done for particular health reasons.

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