Debeaking Chickens

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Debeaking Chickens
By Heather - 10 Jul 2007

Hello,

I was reading an email thread you wrote with someone bout debeaking a chicken...we have 18 chickens and one of them always gets picked on...she's a crested breed and the other chickens have always picked out her head feathers...now, she has a wound in her side and I've separated her but now she's picking at herself and making the wound a lot worse...would you recommend debeaking or do you have any suggestions for me?  i love this chicken, she's my favorite, but she's eating herself alive and i want to help her.

Thank you so much for any advice.

Heather