I have raised chickens from '76 - '97 always about 30 - 50 each year for eggs in a coop and the bantams 10 - 20 bantams ran free. Started again 4/09 with 50 blackstar. Coop correct size, always water, layer pellets, lights 14 hrs. garden surplus ended in Nov, now some kitchen scraps, and now for winter cracked corn. I have lost 4 to Cannibalism and rescued two in the last two days. Years ago i had a small cauterizing disk that was screwed into an electric socket. Only used it one year just as a preventative but decided I would rely on it only when cannibalism got out of hand. I can't find the disk or where to get one. I absolutely can not spend 350.00 for the "new and improved" model. Have been advised to: 1. as I have done in the past trim upper beak only to just past lower. 2. as above and then trim lower to the upper so both are slightly trimmed. And do it by: 3. cut with dog nail clipper. if blood appears it will quickly stop. If need be cauterize with red hot steel/knife 4. just cut beak with red hot knife blade such as sheetrock/utility blade. The small cauterizing disk was easy, temp was fixed, chickens tongue and my fingers were protected and chicken recovered in minutes. Would appreciate advice.