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blood spots on beak

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I was visiting with my chickens, giving them some treats. They all seem normal except my beta rooster seemed to keep its mouth slightly open as if he were panicking though he seemed calm and ate the treats. I picked him up and held him on my lap and got a close look at his beak. The edges at the joint on one side seem to have dried blood droplets and the bottom half of his beak looked like a minor nail injury. The other side looks perfectly fine.

Also, studying his face on the same side, I noticed a tiny black spot near his eye. I was able to gently attempt a removal (failed and didn't want to risk injury by trying harder.

Are there common beak conditions I should be aware of? Is there a bug or pest that may look like an undersized tick that embeds itself in chickens as ticks do in humans?

Oh, and yes, he demonstrated the ability to comfortably close his beak.
Edited by BBStacker - 8/3/15 at 1:46pm
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I know this is an old post but I noticed one of my chicks had blood on her/his beak on the side too but seems normal and the top of the beak looks weird too I'm not sure if the top part is blood but it's definitely not yellow and this chick is pure yellow turning white with no other color in its feathers, it's a Easter Egger about 3 weeks old and is the only one that doesn't seem to be growing it's "crown" on its head did you find out what happened? Or has others had this issue as well?
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