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Do people actually use these??

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by cluckychick, Apr 25, 2008.

  1. cluckychick

    cluckychick Songster

    Mar 29, 2008
    South of KCMO
  2. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

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    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
    I've never heard of this, allthough, it seems like it COULD be more humane than debeaking. But, I would think you could only do this once the bird is done growing???? If so, by then, a lot of damage has been done already.

    I'm sure someone here will know more about this.
     
  3. chickbea

    chickbea Songster

    Jan 18, 2007
    Vermont
    I've never seen them before.
     
  4. Quote:I've seen those in the McMurray catalog, I think? They are weird....I've never had any issues with them picking at each other--but I don't have many birds & they have lots of room....so I'm not sure?
     
  5. hooligan

    hooligan Songster

    Aug 20, 2007
    Arkansas
    Yes, ppl still do it and yes, it hurts.
     
  6. DLS

    DLS Songster

    looks like my hog ring pliers.
     
  7. hooligan

    hooligan Songster

    Aug 20, 2007
    Arkansas
    Quote:Pretty much, only a smaller guage on the ring
     

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