I have a group of junior mottled Cochins in the brooder. Its a wire cage that makes life easier for me to clean than the plastic tubes as they got older. Anyway, I heard a squawk and went to see and didn't seen anything out of the ordinary. Later when I went and checked again I saw that one of my splash pullets has a broken beak. Its actually really far back, close to her nostrils. She had blood on the beak that had clotted and sealed over by then. The upper beak is no longer lined up from the break. Its still seems secure, not hanging barely or anything. It looks like when you bend your fingernail back really bad. Will it grow out? How does beaks work? She has been eating and drinking. Sleeps mostly with her head under her wing. But she's still doing well. I don't want to lose this pullet. I hatched out just 9 Mottled chicks from shipped eggs. 6 are black mottled and 3 are splash. I have a rooster and 2 pullets in splash mottled. So I don't want to lose her. She's a month old too.