Fully beaked layers do not tolerate feeding mistakes

Fully beaked layers do not tolerate feeding mistakes

Zoe Kay

It is important to consider the nutritional implications of a beak trimming ban.

The topic of beak trimming laying hens is a controversial one, which is leading to bans in an increasing number of countries. However, all agree that ensuring that the birds’ diet is right will help to reduce the incidence of feather pecking and cannibalism by focusing on feed form, protein level, amino acid balance and fiber inclusion.