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De-beaked chickens

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ray2310, May 19, 2009.

  1. ray2310

    ray2310 Songster

    Apr 4, 2009
    Smithfield, PA
    My wife and I are in the process of building a coop and run (I will post pictures in the coop forum).

    We wanted to get some mature egg layers for now and then raise some chicks next spring. We found someone that is selling birds that just started laying eggs. However they bought them from a comercial outfit and they are debeaked.

    What if any problems will we have?

  2. firedove

    firedove Songster

    Nov 10, 2008
    Fitzwilliam NH
    not sure about the de-beaked stuff but the problem that a lot of people run into with battery birds is diseases that those birds have or were vaccinated for so when you introduce new birds to the flock they can get sick.

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