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dubbing our chickens today

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ChuckenGirl, Feb 18, 2008.

  1. ChuckenGirl

    ChuckenGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yuppers we are dubbing our chickens today and we read alot on it we just need to know 2 things:
    will they fight right afterwards?
    and this is off topic
    but is it illegal in the state of maryland to dub chickens?
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Are you asking about dispatching and processing your cockerals?
     
  3. BirdBrain

    BirdBrain Prefers Frozen Tail Feathers

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    I think he means trimming their combs. Am I right?
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    D'oh! I knew that! I haven't had enough coffee yet this morning

    That is a very cruel thing to do. It is also taking off the wattles as well.

    Why do you want to do that to your chickens?


    Just a note - WHG is a girl.
     
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2008
  5. GAhen

    GAhen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YUK!
     
  6. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I know nothing about modern game birds. But I don't understand why it is done to them. Someone explain how it makes them better for showing.
     
  7. BirdBrain

    BirdBrain Prefers Frozen Tail Feathers

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    I thought she might be a girl after I wrote that. AAAARGH

    WHG,Why are you planning to dub them?
     
  8. ChuckenGirl

    ChuckenGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lol thank you mp.
    and we have to take ff there comb. becasue the frostbite is extremly bad. and we want to show them and its a qualifacation for a chicken to be dubbed. i dont want to do it. but if it wasnt for the frostbite i wouldnt do it
     
  9. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I can understand for frostbite but just in general to show them I don't get the need for it.
     
  10. ChuckenGirl

    ChuckenGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im not sure why they have to be dubbed for show, i think its cause they look better and they do look better after they are dubbed
     

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