kathyandkasey

Hatching
10 Years
Mar 14, 2009
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One of my chickens is missing the entire top part of its beak. Only the lower remains. Will it grow back? What should I do in the meantime?

Thanks.
 

chickensioux

Songster
10 Years
Feb 12, 2009
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Western North Carolina
Wow, what happened? Is she OK? Does she need antibiotics on the wound? I don't think it will grow back. She may have trouble eating. Did this just happen? So many questions, I know. As far as I know she may be in trouble with the eating situation. Good luck and keep us posted. I'm sorry this happened. Maybe someone else knows or has had a similar situation.
 

TimeMist

In the Brooder
11 Years
Sep 23, 2008
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New Zealand
I think it would depend on the size of the pen, the number of pullets you have. Are they free range, or locked up all the time?

So your roosters had a fight and this one lost I take it?
 

kathyandkasey

Hatching
10 Years
Mar 14, 2009
5
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They free range. 2 roosters. 9 hens. It's one of the hens that's missing the top of her beak. Other than that, she appears fine, but hangs out more with a stray pheasant that shows up daily-- rather than the other chickens.
 

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