Beaks bleeding and crops

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by carolinewatts4, Feb 21, 2014.

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    carolinewatts4 Out Of The Brooder

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    Today I went to check on my chickens, there was blood and feathers everywhere. Everyone's comb was somewhat harmed (dark red/purple, other wise the normal color where they weren't harmed) and their beaks were hurt. 2 of them had chipped beaks. The others were bleeding were the beak meets the skin where the nose is. How can I treat these and help these heal the most efficiently?
     
  2. ten chicks

    ten chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you stop the bleeding? Do you mean chipped or broken beaks? Clean wounds on combs apply antibiotic ointment(nothing ending in "caine/cane"toxic to chickens). Wounds on beak,are they bleeding,and how severe are these wounds?

    What i have done for beak wounds(currently treating one now as one of my roosters decided to get into a fight with one of my cats,he has a laceration to bottom beak near skin line,deep and 1/2 way around)is clean using a q-tip and warm water(squeeze out q-tip) then apply antibiotic ointment with q-tip(i use an eye antibiotic ointment for sties around face on beak). My boy is healing and beak is closing up,i admit to using a very diluted peroxide solution for cleaning once a day. Be careful to not get any water/ointment in nostrils,go slow.

    You may notice your birds not eating much due to beak injuries(beak injuries are very painful)try giving soft foods or make a mash of their feed(my boy is currently eating sardines/bananas/ground beef,and a bit of his fermented feed w scratch)make sure they are drinking.
     
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    One if them the beak chipped, the other the top layer came off a little. Everyone else has wounds on their combs
     
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