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Dubbing roosters-The roosters comb is cut off. See the most popular reasons for dubbing roosters, if the process is painful to them, and watch our featured video of a rooster being dubbed.
Please watch this video of a rooster being dubbed (getting his comb, wattles, and ear lobes removed) and after you see this we would like you to vote on this procedure and leave a comment to let us know what you think about this process.
Most popular reasons for dubbing
Dubbing roosters is a procedure most often used on show birds to give a clean healthy appearance to the birds and birds which are used in illegal cockfighting to prevent the rooster's from grabbing each others combs while they fight, and other roosters are dubbed for health reasons.
Dubbing roosters and hens for health reasons
Some people dub their roosters and hens to prevent bacterial infections, to remove frostbitten combs, wattles, and earlobes in an effort to prevent the frostbitten parts from spreading and developing bacterial infections. Some people trim only the comb, if it is too large and obstructing their birds eyesight.
Is dubbing a chicken's comb painful to the birds?
The process of dubbing does not appear to be painful to the birds if done correctly but there is a considerable amount of bleeding during the process. If dubbing is done incorrectly the bird will bleed to death.
Some people consider dubbing as a normal procedure needed to keep their chickens healthy and cleaner while many more people consider dubbing as a horrific and unneeded torture of the birds. We would like to know what you think about this procedure. Don't forget to take our survey about dubbing chickens below.
Featured Video: Dubbing roosters 101
Warning: This video contain's graphic video footage of the actual cutting and removal of a roosters ear lobes, wattles, and comb and blood.
Warning: Please do not attempt to dub your birds yourself unless you are licensed vetrinarian.
If you want to see the video click on the button below to see it on Youtube. Then after watching it you can push your page back button to return to this page and complete the quick survey below. If you do not wish to see a rooster get dubbed (get his comb cut off) you can just scroll down and answer our survey questions.