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Rural Gardening: Beak trim?

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Pelzer, SC
(Zone 7b)

July 13, 2012
4:36 AM

Post #9203598

I just discovered that one of my new little favorites has a cross beak. The bottom is straight, but much longer then the crooked upper. I'd like to trim this back to be more in line with the top, but don't want to cause her to be more afraid of me than she is now.
Has anyone done this? Any thoughts? I have googled, but still confused...
Richmond, TX

July 13, 2012
10:19 AM

Post #9203882

I have only trimmed the beak of one chick whose upper was so much longer than the lower that she had difficulty eating. I used a fingernail clipper and clipped off a tiny snip at a time. The chick didn't seem to hate me for it.
Pelzer, SC
(Zone 7b)

July 13, 2012
2:58 PM

Post #9204166

Thanks, porkpal. I'll try a tiny snip tonite after she's come in :)
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

July 26, 2012
3:14 PM

Post #9219703

catmad, how did your beak trimming go?

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