Beak injury--not a chicken "per se"but close enough--I need advice. :(

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by CCF, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. CCF

    CCF New Egg

    Sep 21, 2008
    Ok, this isn't one of my hens, but a fowl nevertheless.

    I "inherited" a white Pharoah quail that we have had for over a year.
    A pleasant little fellow.
    But tonight we noticed that his top beak has broken off a little and is shorter than the bottom one.

    We are not sure what he did to cause this, but will he be ok?

    Thanks for any help on this "non chicken" matter.
  2. FarmerDenise

    FarmerDenise Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 21, 2007
    Sonoma County
    If only a little bit broke off, he should be ok. The beak keeps growing, just like a nail.
  3. If the beak does in fact grow, which I can not believe that it does not, it should be fine. Be sure the little guy can drink and eat o.k. . I saw a very nice pheasant go through the auction this weekend. The darn thing went for 25 bucks and they bought the hen for 20. I am guessing there is quite a market for these guys.
  4. CCF

    CCF New Egg

    Sep 21, 2008
    Thanks for the reassurance. He is still drinking, eating and being fiesty. But will watch him closely.
  5. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

    Feb 11, 2008
    Waterloo, Nebraska
    Quote:It sounds like he will be fine.

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