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Remove the upper part of the beak of (a bird) to prevent it injuring other birds.‘debeaking is thought to cause chickens chronic pain’
- ‘As many as 100,000 birds can live in each ‘henhouse’ Conditions are so psychologically taxing on the birds that they must be debeaked to prevent pecking injuries.’
- ‘Every pig farmer knows that if pigs are unhappy they fight (and they can't exactly be debeaked like chickens) so most try to keep them happy.’
- ‘They're despurred and debeaked, but because of crowding and other stresses, they still find ways to harm each other.’
- ‘Birds may not resume normal pecking or preening for as long as six weeks after debeaking, and in some cases profuse bleeding and death from shock occurs.’
- ‘The ‘free range’ hens kept for laying eggs are still debeaked just as the battery hens are.’
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