Bumpa Bits and Circlip Pliers Set

Bumpa Bits and Circlip Pliers Set

It's on!

It's on!

Bumpa bit in position.

Bumpa bit in position.

Pliers make job easier

Pliers make job easier

Bumpa bit alongside conventional beak ring

Bumpa bit alongside conventional beak ring

beak bumper

beak bumper

Bumpa Bits are small plastic clips that fit onto a hen's beak to prevent her from pecking her housemates. The hen can still eat and drink normally, but the clip stops the ends of the beak coming together properly to stop her from pulling at skin and feathers. Please remove bumpa bits after 2 weeks or the beak will grow around.

This set includes 20 Bumpa Bits that are suitable for medium sized chickens. You will also receive a Circlip Plier Set which will make fitting them easier. These pliers come with two 180 degree heads, a 45 degree head and a 90 degree head.

Please note that the colour of the bumpa bits may vary

You can read the forum guide on fitting Bumpa Bits by clicking here!

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Weight: 0.300 kg

Latest Product Reviews For Bumpa Bits and Pliers Value Set

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Bumpa Bits and Pliers - Megan,

We have tried EVERYTHING to stop one particular hen from pulling out the other's feathers (which would sometimes cause profuse bleeding that could be difficult to stop). Not that easy to fit for a novice chicken keeper, but practise makes perfect! It has stopped her inflicting damage on our other birds, but she is showing signs that she will resume her bad habits when it is removed, if so we will have no hesitation in fitting her with another Bumpa Bit! It doesn't seem to bother her and she can still feed, drink and forage normally.


They work ! - Julia,

Had a problem with both egg-eating and feather-pecking. Tried fake eggs in nest boxes, lots of entertainment (treat blocks etc) in their very large run, strip curtains on nest boxes, baiting eggs with mustard and pepper (they loved it !!) .... nothing worked, so ordered bumper bits. Initially had a problem with the bits snapping when I stretched them on the pliers, but resolved this by softening the plastic in hot water and being more careful ! This resolved, the bits are so easy to fit - wrap the chicken in a towel and/or sit it on your lap, open the mouth and slip the bit into position, then gently guide the pins into the nostrils, taking care that they insert fully without catching on the skin which lines the edges of the nostrils. The chickens very quickly got used to the bits after initially attempting to rub or scratch them off. Make sure that there is sufficient depth of food in the feeders that they can eat easily. They still seem able to eat greens etc without problems. And best of all, no egg-eating, no feather pecking !!


Circlip pliers. with 3 angled points. - Terence,

Absolutely vital to apply the Bumper bars to the chickens beaks. Not too heavy to use and the changeable points give a varied angle to try. Great piece of kit for the money.


Seem to be doing the job - Carole-Anne,

We have 3 hens and 2 bantams and it became apparent that one of the hens was "plucking" feathers from the others and eating them. We tried everything and this really was our last resort before separating them with a view to possibly having to get rid of the offender. So far (after about a month) it seems to be working, we are changing the bit on the offender every 2 weeks, it is not easy to do and we have had problems with them snapping in half, so don't force them open with the pliers, on the plus side this makes them really easy to remove. One thing I have noticed is that the hens beak does seem to be wearing down around the bit so I don't know if this is a long term solution, I just hope we have broken the habit before we have to remove them completely.


Seems to have done the trick - Julia, Dorset,

This was suggested by a friend as our birds were constantly pecking each other - we have just removed them after two and a bit weeks and so far they seem to have calmed down.