Have a chicken with overgrown beak what should I do?

ChickenLover2007

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One of my chickens has an overgrown beak just wondering what I should do? She is still eating and drinking fine but I just want to make it easier for her to eat.
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ChickenLover2007

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omg so fluffy. does she have access to things she can wear her beak down on? itll keep growing.

I suspect you should snip the tip off but wait for someone else's opinion hah.
She is the only one of my chickens that has this. I might just snip it off but I just want to make sure that is the right thing to do first.
 

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One of my chickens has an overgrown beak just wondering what I should do? She is still eating and drinking fine but I just want to make it easier for her to eat. View attachment 2425071 View attachment 2425075 View attachment 2425076

Before you cut may I suggest that you read these links.
The beak does need adjusting but the way to do it is with a file bit by bit.
It takes a long time which is why many people just cut. But, even with the right tool, it's very easy to create tiny fractures in the beak and this is painful for the chicken and can lead to further problems.
If the beak must be cut then take the chicken to a vet.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0168159111003285
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1166494/
 

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