My roosters top beak is growing too long

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by McGoo, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. McGoo

    McGoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Should I trim it? Is it possibly getting in the way of his eating?
    How do you trim a beak?

    thanks,
    Colleen
     
  2. onthespot

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    Yes. If you look,you may see that it is actually his bottom beak that is too short, not wearing off the top beak. It can be hereditary, or from incubation problems with temp/humidity. If you have other breeding options, I would use them. Trim a bit at a tim. You can remove the tip with dog toenail trimmers. If you cut too much it could bleed. Make sure you have some Kwik Stop clotting powder handy. You can catch him up and just file off a bit every day with an emery board if you are up to the hassle, til it looks right.
     
  3. McGoo

    McGoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Wilbur is a good olde BO roo with a calm personality. He's got a nice build, but he's not show material anyway. So I'll give him a little beak manicure. Great, thanks so much.
     
  4. McGoo

    McGoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    I used the dog nail trimmers and it was easy to do. I probably need to cut off or file a little more.
    Thanks for the advice.
     

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