BO with a split beak

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by estradaamyl, Sep 3, 2014.

  1. estradaamyl

    estradaamyl New Egg

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    One of our girls has been avoiding everyone and I finally grabbed her today for my daughter. She has a split beak. Poor girl. What can I do for her? [​IMG]
     
  2. chikkenfriend

    chikkenfriend Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of our Red Stars got hit by a car (and yes, I ripped my neighbor to shreds. She drives very slowly through here now). Her beak was broken really bad. We kept her inside for a few days. She wouldn't eat regular feed so we made some mash. Yogurt and feed mix and we hand fed her.

    Their beaks grow back. Like fingernails.

    She's out with everybody again and she's laying like nothing ever happened. Except that she's gone all snugly with us! She was friendly before, now she's our biggest baby.

    I hope yours will be ok. Is she eating? If so, let her. If not, try the mash.

    Best of luck to ya.
     
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  3. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    im not much help . lol i remember reading about using a few things and i think super glue was one of them but i wouldnt use it unless someone else can say for sure.
     
  4. TurkenLover17

    TurkenLover17 Out Of The Brooder

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    Does it seem to discomfort her? And, is the split continuing to open? If neither of those are so, than I wouldn't worry about it.
     
  5. estradaamyl

    estradaamyl New Egg

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    I filed the sharp edge down a little just so it wouldn't catch on anything. She seems to be eating just fine. Thanks everyone!
     
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  6. chikkenfriend

    chikkenfriend Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ooh! You are a brave soul. But I think that's a good idea. And I'm really glad she's eating. That's a great sign! Best wishes
     
  7. TurkenLover17

    TurkenLover17 Out Of The Brooder

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    Great idea! I'm glad she is doing well.
     
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    GA Homesteader Out Of The Brooder

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  9. chikkenfriend

    chikkenfriend Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. Dad of the coop

    Dad of the coop Out Of The Brooder

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    If it's not continuing to split up I would leave it alone. I had a bird with a split beak and every week I would clean the dirt from the crack. She ate and drank fine. Hope she is ok.
     
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