Beak Trimming

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by eggxentric, Apr 25, 2009.

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  1. eggxentric

    eggxentric Out Of The Brooder

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    Yesterday tried to trim the incredibly long overhanging beak (it curled under the lower beak!) on my Ameracauna pullet....not much of a trim, but enough to cause bleeding (aghhhhh)[​IMG]. I made sure the bleeding stopped right away. Today, she is quiet, listless, not eating much, although she does drink more than she eats. I have moved her out of the hen house and into a cage in my office, to be kept warm and quiet with direct access to her own supply of feed/water etc.

    Here is my question:
    How do I know if she's developed an infection from this procedure? Is her behavior due to pain and suffering and will she ever recover her spunky behavior? I am wracked with guilt and pain..... I thought it was like trimming a cat's toes.

    Thanks!
     
  2. emilyweck

    emilyweck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't beat yourself up. I don't know what to tell you, but maybe someone else can. Maybe switching your heading to create urgency will help interest in this thread. Good luck and keep us posted. Maybe giving her some polyvisol will help. Just and extra vitamin boost...
     
  3. eggxentric

    eggxentric Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you, kindly! Will try 911 heading......
     
  4. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

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    [​IMG] from TN
    Im pretty sure the beak trimming doesnt have anything to do with how she is acting. You just got into the quick when you was trimming. Its not a major thing at all. It might be just a little sore for a day or so. But nothing to worry about.
     
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