Babies broken beak? (PICS)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jengro65, Oct 8, 2011.

  1. jengro65

    jengro65 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When he was 2 days old i noticed that this fella had a bloody spot on his beak but mama wouldn't let me close enough to get a good look. Now he's 2 weeks old and I can see that 1/2 of his top beak is gone! He's the same size as the other chicks and just as active as the others so I'm assuming he eating and drinking ok.....is there anything I should do??
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  2. rebel-rousing-at-night

    rebel-rousing-at-night Chillin' With My Peeps

    I don't know of anything that you could do at this point as long as the chick is eating.

    I would keep a watch on it in case the broken part grows back crooked.

    Cute Chicks!
     
  3. hennyannie

    hennyannie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2011
    North Carolina
    From the 2nd pic it looks like it is no worse than a debeak hen so I think it will do okay.
    I was wondering if clipping the bottom a little may help, I hate debeaking but it this case
    maybe it would even it out a little. Maybe make it easier to get its food.
     
  4. jengro65

    jengro65 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh I wish I could but I can barely stand to cut the toenails from my obese little dachshund without my stomach clenching and breaking out in a sweat!....(hard to believe I'm an registered nurse aint it??[​IMG]
     

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