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How do they dub chicks?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by apc, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. apc

    apc Songster

    Nov 4, 2009
    Chickland, Il
    Ideal hatchery offers dubbing of their chicks. Was wondering how this is done since they dont really have combs or waddles yet.

  2. fancbrd4me02

    fancbrd4me02 Songster

    They would cut off part of the BEAK to prevent picking. Picking is more common with large production or crowded flocks. Generally, dubbing is not needed for the home flock.
  3. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

    Aug 24, 2008
    Southern Ohio
    Quote:they do both debeaking, and decombing. decombing is dubbing.

    They do it the same with goat horns before they start growning.
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2010

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