Overgrown Beak

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Quailtastic Quail, Oct 10, 2019.

  1. Quailtastic Quail

    Quailtastic Quail Chirping

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    Hi, friends! I recently got two Golden Comet hen and they’re as sweet as can be! I have noticed that their beaks are slightly overgrown, but not to the point that it incapacitates them. Should I try and file/clip the overgrown parts? Thanks in advance!
     
  2. AltonaAcres

    AltonaAcres Songster

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    If the overgrown part is keeping them from eating properly, I would for sure clip them. I think you can use human nail clippers or dog/small animal nail clippers. A file would probably work too. Good luck!!
     
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  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Can you post a picture of their beaks ?
     
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  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Definitely post pics, please.
     
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  5. rosemarythyme

    rosemarythyme Free Ranging

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    You can clip off some of the overgrowth, much like a dog or cat's nail, and/or use an emery board to file it back. But photos will help a lot to see how bad it is, plus if there's any other issues.
     
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  6. Quailtastic Quail

    Quailtastic Quail Chirping

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    Sorry, just realized I didn’t upload the comment haha. Here’s a few pictures DF6CA899-6491-491F-B689-533AC6F98916.jpeg hen 1
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    Hope those help. They don’t seem to be stopping them from eating, but better safe than sorry
     
  7. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Scissor beak.
     

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