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Beak Question

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by BlueJaye, Nov 23, 2013.

  1. BlueJaye

    BlueJaye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a little D'Uccle who has been sick for some time (currently on Duramycin for what I think is coccidiosis) who I noticed today, is unable to fully close her beak. It seems that the lower beak is a bit too long for the upper.

    How can I fix this for her, and what caused it?
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Duramycin is *not* for treating coccidiosis.

    http://www.durvet.com/dl/Durvet-Poultry-Brochure.pdf
    http://www.drugs.com/vet/duramycin-10.html


    FOR CHICKENS: INDICATIONS


    Control of chronic respiratory disease (CRD air sac disease) caused by Mycoplasma gallisepticum and Escherichia coli, infectious synovitis caused by Mycoplasma synoviae susceptible to tetracycline hydrochloride.

    If you want to treat coccidiosis you need amprolium (Corid or Amprol) or a sulfa drug. Amprolium dosing instructions here:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/818879/updated-corid-and-amprol-amprolium-dosing


    Can you post a picture of her beak?

    -Kathy
     
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  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Good catch Kathy...I just totally missed that one.
     
  5. BlueJaye

    BlueJaye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oops! I mean to say Mycoplasmosis.

    Here's pictures of her beak.
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  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    You could try trimming it a little. I'd probably trim the top, too.

    -Kathy
     
  7. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    I have a chicken that regularly requires her beak filed down. I use a regular human nail file on it. The nail file is gentle and will file down any spots on the beak that are causing issues. You will probably need to towel the bird up and lay in your lap to do this.
     
  8. BlueJaye

    BlueJaye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay cool. Thanks guys! We treated her for coccidiosis first, and now we're working on treating for myco. We'll see if she gets better, if not I guess we'll head to the vet!
     

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