Debeaking Pheasants

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by BobwhiteQuailLover, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. BobwhiteQuailLover

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    Sep 25, 2010
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    How do I debeak pheasants? My hens beak is like an inch long!!

    Thanks!! [​IMG]
     
  2. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    I use dog toe nail clippers.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  3. BobwhiteQuailLover

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    Sep 25, 2010
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    Ok!!!
     
  4. oleduke

    oleduke Out Of The Brooder

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    Why do you want to cut part of your birds beak off? If you cut too much, it won't even be able to eat properly. These birds have feelings in their beaks & I am 100% against it. I have NEVER had the need to debeak any of my pheasants, This is cruel IMO....
     
  5. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    OP.. you should have an adult help you..
    Also.. remember that its painful to cut off a birds beak. And they will also bleed a lot.
    Trimming the beak is one thing...
    but DE-BEAKING is something different... and it HURTS the birds a LOT.
     
  6. BobwhiteQuailLover

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    Wisconsin
    Sorry, I meant trim.
     
  7. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    You only cut it back to the bloodline.It will not bleed much if you do it right.It's no different then cutting your fingernail.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  8. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:PHEASANT BEAKS SHOULD BE AN INCH LONG OR LONGER... I HAVE NEVER NEEDED TO TRIM A PHEASANTS BEAK
     
  9. BobwhiteQuailLover

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    Wisconsin
    Here is my hen.
    Thinks she needs a trim?
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  10. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    Knoxville,TN
    She looks fine to me. If they are pecking eachother you could sand it a bit, but still leave it pointed.
     

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