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8 month old pullet with cracked beak

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by CathyB59, Dec 24, 2011.

  1. CathyB59

    CathyB59 Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my 8 month old barred rock pullets has a cracked top beak. The crack is from the tip up the middle and is maybe 1/8 inch long. She seems to be eating okay and is alert. I'm afraid to trim it with a nail clipper for fear I'll make it crack more. I saw on an old link to put a cuttlebone or mineral block in the coop so she can rub her beak on it but that may have been a suggestion for parakeets and cockateils. Anyone have any suggestions?

    Thanks and Happy Holidays!!
     
  2. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it's that small, it will most likely be fine. You could place a drop of super glue on it if you have someone to help hold her.
     
  3. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    and then put a pad of bricks or a cement stepping stone in there. I drop some grain on it to encourage them to use it. Mine filed his split beak down on his own like this.
    sharon
     
  4. CathyB59

    CathyB59 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hhhhmmmmm.....the bricks/cement stones is a good idea. I think I'll try that. Thanks. [​IMG]
     
  5. fuzzybutt love

    fuzzybutt love Chillin' With My Peeps

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    haven't tried this personally, but i read on another post a while back about using superglue and making a patch out of a piece of tea bag.
     
  6. TinyTotsSeramas

    TinyTotsSeramas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had the same problem with some of my Serama babies.. their beaks were overgrown an splitting at the end so I took a nail file an filed their beaks down some.
     
  7. CathyB59

    CathyB59 Out Of The Brooder

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    I suddenly realized yesterday that I have a Pedi-Paws for filing my dog's nails. 2 of the pullets have cracked beaks now, so I'm going to try filing their beaks today. I'll keep you posted.

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  8. CathyB59

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    The Pedi-Paws worked! I had to clip a couple of loose pieces off their beaks, but the filing did the trick - no more cracked beaks. [​IMG]
     
  9. RhodeIslandRedFan

    RhodeIslandRedFan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Very happy to hear your good news [​IMG]
     

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