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Hen missing comb and upper beak.

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I found this friendly hen this morning and she is missing her comb and upper beak. She looks and acts healthy and healthy except for the missing bits. I don't know if she is in pain. The other chickens seem to be fine with her now. Any suggestions?[IMG]
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Welcome to BYC. Sorry about the hen, and I hope that you can help her. She may have been injured by a dog or other predator. Eating enough and getting plenty of water will be a challenge. Tube or crop feeding may be necessary until she can learn to eat. Feeding her layer feed that has water added to make it into an oatmenal consistancy in a deep bowl may help. Please keep us updated on how she gets along. Here is a good thread to learn about tube feeding, and another long thread about Fuzzy Bum, a hen who lost her entire beak, and survived: 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/805728/go-team-tube-feeding

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/848424/plese-help-chickens-beak-got-bit-off

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