broken beak!! bleeding and lots of it

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dan_grow, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. dan_grow

    dan_grow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    one of my chickens broke her beak i dont know how but i heard my brother screaming my name from the back yard and a bleeding chicken!!! what do i do?
    i separated her from the rest
    put tooth paste on hear beak (thats what i put on if i have a bad gash)

    is there anything ales to do ill upload come pics soon...
     
  2. dan_grow

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    just to make sure she heals up properly she'll be spending a few nights indoors

    now that her bleeding has stopped a bit i think she'll be ok
     
  3. CaliBlueChicken

    CaliBlueChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oiy... poor girl! Hmmm... one thing I have done in the past for my cockatiels to stop bleeding (if I accidently cut thier toe when trimming nails) was use flour to clot up the wound. You probably don't want to get flour in her nose so careful. Maybe get some cotton swabs and dip them in warm water to clean off the blood. Is the top of her beak broken off? Or is it cracked? Hopefully someone with more experience can help. I am new to this but I would clean it first and then put some neosporin on it and keep her inside for a few days, making sure shes eating and drinking and then when she is better put her back outside. Again... I am a NEWER chicken owner so I am not advanced at all. Good luck!
     
  4. CaliBlueChicken

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    Or is it bleeding from the inside?
     
  5. dan_grow

    dan_grow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the whole top of the beak came off there seems to be some soft tissue that was underneath the beak that doesn't seem to stop bleeding (at first it seem to be stopping but it was just taking a brake)i m trying to clean of the area but it just doesn't stop bleeding im going to try the flour thing. thank you so much CaliBlueChicken
     
  6. CaliBlueChicken

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    oh I hope someone can help you... I wonder if the member threehorses is online... she might know she helped me when I had a chicken injury. You can maybe email her? Although if your hen is bleeding alot you might want to call a vet... I am not sure how much blood they can loose. Not trying to scare you. Is there any way you can put pressure on it? maybe wrap her beak, but keep her nose clear? You might google a product, I can't remmember the name... my sister uses it to stop bleeding on horses, not sure if it can be used on chickens. Let me look to see if I can find any info on this....
     
  7. CaliBlueChicken

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    Last edited: Aug 12, 2010
  8. crawfordmama

    crawfordmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just found the following website:

    http://www.avianweb.com/brokenbeaks.html

    It recommends placing a small wad of bar soap on the beak to stop the bleeding. It also states that this is a serious injury, and recommends that the animal be brought to a vet. This is apparently very painful for the chicken.

    Please keep us posted on her condition! I hope she turns out ok! [​IMG]
     
  9. CaliBlueChicken

    CaliBlueChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh I am glad you found this crawfordmama. dan_grow I hope your chickie will be okay!
     
  10. dan_grow

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    the bleeding seems to have stopped completely and i'm going out to buy neoprene as soon as i get my car back from a friend (so in about in an hour or so) she seems to be doing fine and is trying to eat and drink but having some difficulty doing this.


    with out you posting your responses i would of went with my gut instinct and culled her right away.
     

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