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