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Do you de-beak your hens?

No, we do not de-beak our chickens. That is a harsh practice and does not meet our standards of care for our hens. However, we do practice beak trimming. After some research, we have found that our birds are under less stress and are healthier than if we leave the beaks alone. Therefore we do beak trim them at 10 days old and use every means possible to minimize pain/stress during the process.

Humane Farm Animal Care also confirms that there are humane reasons for beak trimming. Here is a link to a pdf on the Certified Humane website which helps to explain this as well:

http://www.certifiedhumane.org/uploads/pdf/Fact%20Sheets/beak_trimming.pdf