Debeaking (Beak Trimming) of Female Baby Chicks in the Egg Industry
Debeaking (or beak trimming) is a standard practice in the egg industry.
It prevents the hens from pecking and injuring each other while crammed inside the tiny battery cages.
The beak is a sensitive organ that contains many sensory receptors. When trimmed off, the baby hens feel intense pain and experience difficulties eating.