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Beak discoloration and pealing

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Help! I'm a newbee and I've noticed a couple of my young birds have something wrong with their beaks. I have searched the internet to no avail :( They are basque chickens, approximately 12 weeks old. At first, I thought the discoloration was just a characteristic of the breed, but now Dahlia's beak is pealing! Anyone know what this is and how to treat it? Thank you!!

 

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It looks like she is possibly scraping it something. Maybe trying to reach/pick at plants/bugs through wire fencing?

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I don't think so. I have a buff orpington that has been in the enclosure for several weeks longer than the basque chicks, and now she is starting to show discoloration on her beak too. BTW, I got both of my basques at the Glen Allen swap and they both have this. That is why I initially thought it was breed specific. I have never seen a buff with this, and the peeling is definitely concerning.  :(

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