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Cracked beak. Opinions please

post #1 of 5
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I just discovered that one of my lav orp pullets has a cracked beak.  Otherwise, she looks OK.

 

I'm trying to debate if I should try to clip the beak, superglue, or just leave it.

 

I offered a bite of bread which she ate.  Do I need to separate her for feeding?

 

 

 

 

Thanks in advance for any help.

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post #2 of 5

Unless she is having problems eating, I would be tempted to let it resolve on its own.

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Does it look like it will bleed when it comes off?  That's what I'm mostly worried about.

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The lower right corner may go back to the quick, but I don't think so from the picture.  If only the horny part of the bill is involved, there should be no bleeding.

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post #5 of 5
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In case anyone was wondering how it worked out, the pullet is fine.  I ended up trimming most of the broken piece off then filing the other side to get rid of the sharp point.  A few days later, she evened out the beak on her own.  Her eating didn't seem affected.

Here she is now.

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