rooster beak deformity? beak trimming clipping?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by MarjorieBee, Aug 8, 2014.

  1. MarjorieBee

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    Looking for advice for this Araucana's beak. He is 18 weeks old, Just gave a crow for the first time, (was sold as a pullet!) I haven't been too concerned as he still eats and drinks ok. But now that I realize he is a rooster I am wondering about his ability to help defend the flock with that beak of his. He doesn't close his mouth, has a bit of an under bite. He will let me open it and clean out his mouth every now and then since he can't really keep up on it. I've read about beak trimming but only on the top and I am not sure if that would help this situation. Trim top, bottom or both?
     
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