Debeaked/Normal: Can they be together?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Lunachick, Aug 20, 2007.

  1. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    I currently have two hens that are debeaked. They are very sweet birds; would there be a problem if I were to acquire another hen that happens to have a normal beak? Besides quarantining the new one for obvious reasons, would the bird with the 'normal' beak be aggressive to the others? Does anybody have experience with this?

    I'm not doing this YET. But the posssibility could come up anytime now. Just want to know if it would be a good idea or not. Thank you for any advice!
  2. ella

    ella Songster

    It shouldn't be a problem. I have had crossbeaked chickens in with normal ones and everyone get's along great.

    They don't seem to notice at all that some are different because they act the same. [​IMG]

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: