beak injury, what can I do?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Corgihome, Aug 26, 2014.

  1. Corgihome

    Corgihome Out Of The Brooder

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    Today I got home from work to find my rooster's beak damaged.he is 1 1/2 yrs old free range. It's the upper beak. He tried picking up scratch grains to no avail. Any ideas on how I can help him. He is a very good rooster our other roo is way to submissive to protect my free range hens.[​IMG]
     
  2. iwiw60

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  3. K R 2709

    K R 2709 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If he is bleeding be sure to separate him. Putting a little bit of cornstarch on it will help to stop bleeding if there is any.
     
  4. Corgihome

    Corgihome Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you both. He isn't bleeding it's just really raw. I've got antibiotic ointment i can put on it. My biggest concern is eating and drinking. He is not a candidate for tube feeding while he heals, as he really despises being handled.
     
  5. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Overrun With Chickens

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    Set him up with a pan/tray of sorts elevated on a cinder block so that way he can "scoop" his feed into his mouth. Same thing with water...that should help til he heals...keep us updated! [​IMG]
     
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  6. Corgihome

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    Thanks
     
  7. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Overrun With Chickens

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    You're quite welcome...poor guy...hopefully he mends quickly and is "back at it" in the chicken yard!! [​IMG]
     
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  8. BlueJayFarm

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    Hey, I hope your rooster got better. Can you give us an update? My cockerel just got an injury like that so now I have to learn all about beak injuries.. :( The piece is missing, like yours, not hanging on.
     
  9. Corgihome

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    Thanks for asking. It hasn't grown back yet. But he's eating now. I think he'll be fine.
     
  10. BlueJayFarm

    BlueJayFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the response! My poor cockerel looks like that, though maybe a tiny bit not as bad. I looked for the part that broke off in case I could glue it back on but it is nowhere to be found. The break is jagged so I guess I'll have to file it when it heals a little more. I just don't know what to expect with how it heals. What happened to the exposed "quick" of your rooster's beak after a couple days? Did it dry up?
     

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