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Beak Repair

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by golfergirl07, Nov 28, 2016.

  1. golfergirl07

    golfergirl07 Just Hatched

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    I posted a month or two ago about one of my pullets having a broken beak. That one was pretty minor and grew back just fine. Now, my other one broke her beak. I think it got stuck on the cage that I had stuck some treats into. It's bled some, but it's pretty much stopped. I have used the Vetericyn VF spray to clean it as much as she will allow. I put Neosporin on it as well to prevent infection. Should I be doing anything else? [​IMG]
     
  2. PeepersMama

    PeepersMama Overrun With Chickens

    Wow, that looks pretty bad, but it's hard to tell. Can you try to get another picture?
    It sounds like you're doing all the right things. I would avoid using liquids on her beak that aren't safe if swallowed, because it could run into her mouth and she might get sick. As with the neosporin, just make sure that you don't plug up one side of her nose. Here is a link with more detail: http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2013/01/repairing-chickens-broken-beak.html

    Good luck!
     
  3. golfergirl07

    golfergirl07 Just Hatched

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    Thanks! It was definitely worse than my other one's broken beak. She's eating fine and it's cleaned up a lot.
     
  4. PeepersMama

    PeepersMama Overrun With Chickens

    Good to hear. Let us know how she does!
     
  5. golfergirl07

    golfergirl07 Just Hatched

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    Thank you! Although Millee's beak still has a chip in it, she's back to normal!!
     
  6. PeepersMama

    PeepersMama Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG]Good to hear! Wow, it grew back pretty fast!
     

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