No more beak trimming!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by mamaKate, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. mamaKate

    mamaKate Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 9, 2008
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    I keep my little Porcelain D'uccles in a cage and of course they can't wear their beaks down naturally. I tried beak trimming and hated it as much as the bird did. My solution is to put several small, rough river rocks in their food dish. They peck the rocks when the level is low. It works! The beaks are down to a healthy length. YAY!
     
  2. mamaKate

    mamaKate Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 9, 2008
    SE MO
    I noticed no one saw this and it really works so here it is again.
     
  3. ErieSpurs

    ErieSpurs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll have to give this a try. Thanks!
     
  4. fordmommy

    fordmommy Dancing With My Chickens

    Jul 16, 2009
    Wisconsin
    That's a good idea. I feel sorry for those chickens that have been debeaked. I understand it. But I feel sorry for them. I had a chicken that had been debeaked and now being older has worn her beak down so much that she looks like a gorilla. [​IMG]
     
  5. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a really good idea. I keep a cement block in with my chickens, but that's not nearly as pretty as what you're doing. Good thinking. [​IMG]
     
  6. chickeypeep101

    chickeypeep101 the Awesome Pullet

    Jul 23, 2009
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    Good idea, thanks!
     
  7. LadyHartman

    LadyHartman Out Of The Brooder

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    cool idea. I noticed some of mine getting long. I'm going to give it a try.
     

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