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post #11 of 17
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Here's another photo of the split beak.  In the second copy of it, I tried to trace along the edge of the split so you could see it.  Sadly, my mouse is acting up and I'm out of batteries for it, so it's not a great drawing...

 

 

 

So today, we went on a trip to the avian vet, woohoo!

 

 

As gnarly as the beak split looks, it turns out he will be okay.  The vet (who was amazing) said that although the bird knocked a chunk out -- which is why it looks so bad -- the beak wasn't all that overgrown, and will grow back out normally as long as it is trimmed down.  He also said that it doesn't reach far enough along the lower beak to interfere with drinking. 

 

He trimmed both the top beak and the lower beak.  After he cut the beak with the nail clippers, he smoothed up the edges with a big emery board.  He wants me to keep trimming both beaks until the lower beak grows out.

-- The Accidental Peahen
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post #12 of 17

Yay! Good news for you and your sweet boy! :clap

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post #13 of 17
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We came home and checked to see who else's beak needed trimming.  Here's before and after photos of Big Blue:

 

From the side, you can see it is a little overshot...

 

 

From in front, you can see it is a bit "U" shaped and ragged looking.

 

 

After trimming and smoothing:

 

 

This hen roots in the dirt all the time.  Her beak was fine:

 

 

We also all got treated for lice as long as we were well and truly caught -- even the babies :yesss:

 

One pair of blue jeans (no more stretchy soft denim for pea wrestling), one set of nail clippers and one emery board ... much cheaper than one vet bill  :hide (even if you throw in the ivomec & Sevin dust!)  One slightly more educated pea owner -- worth every penny of the vet bill.

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post #14 of 17
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Yay! Good news for you and your sweet boy! :clap


Thanks, new 2!  Can you do a photo that says something like "Peanut wants YOU to trim your beak?"

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post #16 of 17

Good job on the beak you trimmed!  It looks perfect.  

 

I bought some hens at auction a couple of years ago, they were being tormented by kids and totally freaking out in general with so many people walking around the cage they were in.  There were about ten in the cage and they would jump hitting their heads on the solid wood top on half of the cage.  Two of them had broken beaks, one of them was broken off a full third of an inch.  Both birds have fully grown the beaks back and are find.

 

Of all the birds I have, I only have had three that needed their beaks trimmed on a regular basis.

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Black Copper Marans, Easter Eggers, Mutts, ducks, and PEAFOWL!!!  India Blue, IB White Eye, IB Pied WE split Cameo, IB Silver Pied, IBBS, IBBS split Cameo, IBBS Pied, IBBS WE, Cameo, CBS (Oaten), Cameo Pied, CPWE, CSP, and Purple Black Shoulder. African Gray Parrots, a bunch of those dang guineas.  Oh, and honeybees, around 200 hives.  And two Great Pyrenees puppies.

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post #17 of 17
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@new 2 pfowl, this is just perfect!!!  I love it :highfive:

 

Now we need to figure out someplace on BYC to post these marvelous PSA's you have made.  Does anyone know of a good spot to put New 2's great posters?

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