1. kathyandkasey

    kathyandkasey Hatching

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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.
     
  2. chickensioux

    chickensioux Songster

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    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.
     
  3. kathyandkasey

    kathyandkasey Hatching

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    P.S. Is it bad to have 2 roosters in a pen?
     
  4. TimeMist

    TimeMist In the Brooder

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    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?
     
  5. kathyandkasey

    kathyandkasey Hatching

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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. [​IMG]
     
  6. chickensioux

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    If she is happy and can eat and drink, I guess let her be.
     

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