Broken and Raised Beak - What to do?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by crait, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. crait

    crait Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, again, one of my chickens is hurt...
    This time, though, my rooster's beak is broken. It's weird because it's broken and raised pretty high. It seems like it's broken around the edges except on one side and raised like a treasure chest with one side like a hinge.
    The question is what do I do to it? Pull it off? Push it back down? Leave it?
    And what of the bleeding?



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  2. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    I had a similar situation...I just left my boy alone - I separated him, putting him in a large quarantine pen. I hand-fed him for several days with a slurry that I mixed up of his regular feed, some baby bird handfeeding formula, a pinch of vitamins, some yogurt, and water, blended in my blender until very well blended. I squirted it in his mouth with a syringe. Did this 3-4 times a day, and within 2 weeks, his beak healed. Mine was his bottom beak, and it was literally hanging off. it slowly came back up to normal position, and healed quite nicely. BUT - I'm no expert - this is just my experience with it happening once - hopefully, you'll get lots of opinions to help! GOOD LUCK!
     
  3. crait

    crait Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the reply! This really give me hope!
     
  4. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    No problem. If your boy is healthy otherwise, I think he'll heal up just fine. Roosters are pretty tough!
     
  5. crait

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    Yeah, mine's really healthy. [​IMG]
     
  6. crait

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    Can anyone help me, please?
     
  7. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    What is the problem? Is he not doing well now? What have you done for him thus far?
     
  8. crait

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    Just made sure it's been clean with adiquit food/water.
    What else, though? I want some more opinions...
     

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