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Can I trim my chicken’s beak?

This can be done quite easily at home, you only trim the top beak as this keeps growing like toe nails. If there is not enough natural foraging where the hen can file her beak down on stones and gravel then the top beak will grow over the bottom and if this gets too long will impede your hen’s ability to eat. Using dog claw clippers or you can even buy beak trimmers, you simply cut the top beak so it is no shorter than the bottom. The top beak should sit nicely on top of the bottom beak with a small over hang. Do not clip back to far as you can cause the beak to bleed.

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