2 chickens have cuts on beak

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by My 3 Babies, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. My 3 Babies

    My 3 Babies In the Brooder

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    Two of my chickens have cuts on their beaks. Another one has a discolored beak, but we think that is because of extra pigmentation. How do we treat these cuts and prevent them? We just moved them into the coop. They are only 6 weeks old!


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    Last edited: Aug 4, 2013
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

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    Could you post pictures? My chickens sometimes injure the tops of their beaks by rubbing them against wire or fighting. These injuries heal on their own quite quickly. To help, you could put some antibiotic ointment on, but I think that your birds will be fine.
     
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member 7 Years

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    Did you raise these chicks yourself, or were they from a hatchery that de-beaks the pullets?
     

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