Feather Picking CURE!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Saroco, May 7, 2011.

  1. Saroco

    Saroco Chillin' With My Peeps

    Clip their beaks! Yes, it sounds cruel...I felt awful, but it works! I clipped it until it just BARELY bled. I tried everything before. (Pick-no-more, extra calcium, new toys...ect.) Yes, My chickens are my babies, and I felt bad for her, but she hasn't yanked out a feather since!
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  2. dmccann

    dmccann Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How did u do it?
     
  3. LindsayB

    LindsayB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Um...I don't think your supposed to do that...
     
  4. dmccann

    dmccann Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know u can if a beak grows down .
     
  5. tinydancer87

    tinydancer87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Like cutting a dog's toenail into the quick. Kinda painful, watch them to make sure they are still eating and drinking enough. Should grow back eventually.
     
  6. LindsayB

    LindsayB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can file down the end of the beak a little, but you never want it to bleed. That hurts I'm sure! And it leaves it open to infection. I would also be afraid that with cutting the beak it could cause it to split.....

    I've had few from hatcheries that have had their beaks clipped and they are not pretty and tend to have a harder time picking things up. They also clip their beaks with they are day olds, not full grown.
     

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