beak injury

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by knaup109, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. knaup109

    knaup109 In the Brooder

    Aug 3, 2010
    One of my girl, got scare by a cat. She flew and hit something. I noticed her top beak is clipped about 1mm and the bottom one is ok. She try to grab foods and she is not getting it. I am afraid she will starve. Will the top beak growth back to be even with the bottom beak. Will she adjust to how to grab the food?
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2011
  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    She should heal up in time. Right now she might benefit from having food in an open container like a small bowl or saucer, so she can scoop it up. Or you may have to help her eat for a while, til she figures it out. Beaks do heal, at least to a point. People with chickens with deformed beaks sometimes trim them so the chicken can eat. The beak brows back kind of like fingernails do, so they have to trim them at intervals.
  3. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    She should get acclimated to the loss pretty quickly- 1 mm is nothing. It will grow back in time and she should be fine.

    Good luck.

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