Broken beak - need vet care?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Sunset Ranch, Sep 14, 2015.

  1. Sunset Ranch

    Sunset Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My young cockerel somehow smashed or broke the tip of his beak this morning. He was able to eat and drink throughout the day. I finally caught him at bedtime and gently washed his beak with soap and water and sprayed it with vetracyn. I have him in the house tonight in case I need to take him to the vet tomorrow. Will this heal on its own or does it need vet care? Thank you in advance.

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  2. Sunset Ranch

    Sunset Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. ManHunterUSMC

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    A few people trim beaks on hens to keep them from pecking each other so badly. And they make it just fine over though they look much worse, 90% of the time then that beautiful rooster of yours... No worries I say if it has cracked up the beak put some superglue or 2 part apoxy on it and may him indestructible!!!
     
  4. Sunset Ranch

    Sunset Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for responding and for the suggestion, ManHunter. His beak is smooshed on the end into a hard ball, so there isn't anything to superglue. I'm going to take a closer look this morning when I doctor him again, and probably turn him out with the others. I have Tylan in case it looks like he's getting an infection.
     
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  6. Sunset Ranch

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    Oh wow, poor Fuzzy Bum!!! But she made it and even has a boyfriend now! :D

    My guy is doing fine. I ended up taking him to the vet and she removed the broken part. He was sore for about a week and had trouble pecking anything off of the ground, but I kept the feeders filled which gave him a deep enough bowl to get food without bumping his beak.
     
  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    The Fuzzy Bum story is one of my favorites and I'm so glad that she keeps updating her thread.

    Glad your guy is better!

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  8. Sunset Ranch

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    She was very brave!! And you and others were awesome helpers! I was impressed with the level of advice she got, and that you were willing to talk her through it on the phone - WOW! This place is my #1 go to source for information and help. You and a few other special ones deserve a gold medal or something. :)
     
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    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Call me crazy, but I'll give anyone my number if it will help them.

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    I love that about you. <3
     

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