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Beakcover / Silicone sleeve

Beakcover
Beakcover

An alternative for beak trimming, Beakcover avoids chicks suffer from cruel "debeaking" procedure in their growing process, improving survival rate and makes their lives better.

Beakcover molds biodegradable silicone into sleeve, which exert pressure on the front edge of the birds’ beaks, and shape them into a rounded one to prevent chickens pecking each other and being injured.
The pressure of Beakcover could be calculated accurately for ensuring they would automatically shed after chicks mature in appropriate age, and biodegradable sleeves would be decomposed by microorganisms naturally.

University

Loughborough University

Loughborough University
Leicestershire, United Kingdom

WEI-YING LUO,
Loughborough University

Yi-Ning Lee,
Loughborough University