improving debeak

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by seminolewind, Oct 22, 2007.

  1. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    My BO has a difference in length of lower and upper beak of between 1/3 inch. Any opinions of whether I could shorten the bottom beak, or should I leave well enough alone? Comments? Karen
     
  2. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    As long as she's not losing weight, I'd leave the beak alone.
     
  3. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    NOOOOOOOO dont cut the bottom one shorter then she won't be alble to eat.
     
  4. johnnyjack

    johnnyjack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    why do they debeak ?
     
  5. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    To keep them from pecking each other. Which probably wouldn't happen, but just in case. It's sick and wrong. :mad:
     
  6. johnnyjack

    johnnyjack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    glad i raise my own.
     
  7. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    I would just make sure that she has bowls of food deep enough that she can scoop up the food with her lower beak. A full lower beak is like a spoon for her. For special treats, instead of just tossing hers on the ground, I would give hers in a little bowl, already minced up. I would do this, because all my pets are spoiled. [​IMG]
     

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