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HELP! Chicken badly injured beak

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We have no clue how it happened. What do I do? I don't want to hurt her but how can I clean it up? Please help she's not eating because of it and she's our favourite chicken

If you can't see properly in the photo, at the line of the blood the beak is split.
Edited by svitlaangel - 3/28/16 at 3:43pm
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To feed her, feed all soft food. Wet layer mash, gooked oatmeal, scrambled eggs.
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Originally Posted by enola View Post

To feed her, feed all soft food. Wet layer mash, gooked oatmeal, scrambled eggs.
smile.png we're trying wet oats and scrambled egg, but she can't close her beak sad.png she try to eat it and pick it up but once she grabs it she can't close her beak and swallow it.
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Can you try tube feeding her. Search the forums or there are youtube videos on howto do it. It is pretty easy to do

Currently our chicken family consists of Bantam Blue Wheaten & Wheaten Ameracuna's, Bantam Welsummer, Bantam, Bantam Silver Laced Wyandotte, Bantam New Hampshires, millefleur D'unccle, a blue sizzle, white silkies, RIP Aggie. Stella and Becky our special needs hens. We have had backyard poultry for over 30 years We are a NPIP Certified flock NH15-226.

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Currently our chicken family consists of Bantam Blue Wheaten & Wheaten Ameracuna's, Bantam Welsummer, Bantam, Bantam Silver Laced Wyandotte, Bantam New Hampshires, millefleur D'unccle, a blue sizzle, white silkies, RIP Aggie. Stella and Becky our special needs hens. We have had backyard poultry for over 30 years We are a NPIP Certified flock NH15-226.

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I have a hen who has had two bloody beak injuries. They both healed on their own with time. She didn't want to eat because they were painful, but eventually she did eat. I offered lots of soft foods and made sure they were a nice room temperature for the easiest eating possible. Hopefully she will eat soon. Good luck with her.

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Definitely keep her separated from your flock because they will peck once they see the blood.

She'll figure out how to eat; keep giving her the mash (chicken crumble mixed with water).  This is best for her because it has all the nutrients she needs.

While our hen (with injured beak) was healing, she also ate cat wet food for a week before she ate the mash we made.  

You may want to hand feed her.  We had to do that.  Our hen could grab bigger chunks of the wet crumble mixture from our hands (smaller pieces/clumps were harder for her). 

I bet your chicken's beak will grow back...

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