1. katrinaschicken

    katrinaschicken New Egg

    Oct 29, 2015
    Help!!! My 17 week old chick has a broken upper beak. We tried to realign it but only moved it slightly. As i look at it from the inside of her mouth, i see it is broken also. The bleeding has stopped, unless she tries to eat. We did glue it at base, but im not sure she'll be okay. I can tell she is in pain. Please help!!! What can i do? Do i have to put her down? She is my favorite chicken. I call her sweet chloe, and this is devastating to me.
    Could another chicken do this?
    What am i to do?????
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2015
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi Premium Member

    Mar 27, 2012
    My Coop
    Ouch, poor girl! Your best bet will be to realign it and then cast it back into place. I've seen people do that using a piece of teabag dipped in glue to act as a cast for it.

    Also check here for repair ideas.

    And for pain, you can dissolve five 5 grain aspirin in a gallon of water and offer it to her free choice.
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2015

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