clipped beaks...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by naightengale, Aug 18, 2013.

  1. naightengale

    naightengale Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok so i bought 3 sexlink hens and somebody some wheres along the line clipped there beaks
    it looks healed over but now they are very deformed looking. will the beaks grow back eventually or is their condition now perm??
    never had clipped beaks before.
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    If beaks have been severely clipped, they will not regrow fully. If only the end has been nipped off (so that the top and bottom parts are the same length), it will grow back.
     
  3. naightengale

    naightengale Chillin' With My Peeps

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    one of my girls is butcherd. her bottom beck sticks out 1/4 inch past top and top looks trimed very close to nostrils. the other two arnt quite as bad. but bad enuf.
    i will try to get them to let me take pics.. they are very standoffish and dont like being handled but are some egg machines!!
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Yeah, it sounds like they have been debeaked like commercial hens. Their beaks will not grow back.
     
  5. naightengale

    naightengale Chillin' With My Peeps

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    this is Star she has the worst...
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  6. naightengale

    naightengale Chillin' With My Peeps

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    these two arent as bad and look like they are growing back nicely
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  7. Yooyah

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    Sorry to spam your thread with a stupid question (as you can see, I'm a noob), why would you ever debeak a chicken? What purpose does it serve?
     
  8. iheartnh

    iheartnh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Commercial laying hens (factory birds) are kept in unbelievable close quarters and are de-beaked to keep them from pecking each other.
     
  9. iheartnh

    iheartnh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow - this makes me so sad. Does she have trouble eating?
     
  10. Yooyah

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    Okay, that makes sense. Doesn't seem very humane. :/ Thank you! I hope you get everything figured out Naightengale!
     

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