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New members with 4 HyLine Browns in Carolina

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by silverback, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. silverback

    silverback Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello fellow chicken folks

    My husband and I have recently obtained 4 hyline brown hens with the objective of having fresh eggs.

    We got them through the local extension service and know very little about their beginnings. They are 23 weeks old and we love them already. I have noticed that their lower beaks are longer than their upper beaks. Does anyone know if this is a)a deformity; b) the result of beak trimming; c) something else?

    I was hoping the chickens would have been humanely raised but am now a little worried. They now have a lovely coop and large fenced in yard to frolic in.

    Thanks for any information and advice.
     
  2. BarredBuff

    BarredBuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beak trimming. Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG]
     
  3. OregonChickenGal

    OregonChickenGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, they had their beaks trimmed. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio.
     
  5. ChickyD

    ChickyD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome!
     
  6. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

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    Greetings from Tucson and [​IMG]
     
  7. 3chimama

    3chimama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome from Oregon!
     
  8. Kat's Silly Chickens

    Kat's Silly Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi from Texas and [​IMG] .
     
  9. phoneman

    phoneman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    welcome from sumter s.c. proud owner of 19 milli fleur cochins. 6 speckled sussex, trio buff orp., 25 blr wyandottes, 7 silver laced wyandottes, 1 pr black rosecomb, 1 light sussex pullet, 2 pr. bc maran, 5 yellow gold pheasants, and18 jumbo ring neck pheasants. this thing is addicting with the chicken thing glad i am retired.
     

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