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Broken beak

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Sarah Isham, Feb 24, 2016.

  1. Sarah Isham

    Sarah Isham New Egg

    Feb 7, 2016
    My hen got her beak stuck in hardware cloth and broke the top of her beak on the top, looks like the bridge between the airholes. Is there anything I can/should do for her?
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

    Apr 17, 2015
    Long Beach, WA
    Is it really separated or did she just scratch the skin on the nose area?
  3. Sarah Isham

    Sarah Isham New Egg

    Feb 7, 2016
    It's really separated [​IMG]
  4. wingedshade

    wingedshade Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2016
    Delta junction, Alaska
    I would keep her separated from the others for a bit. Wet her feed with some water. If you don't mind investing money into her you could take her to a vet. When I had one with a broken beak it healed, but remained at a funny angle. If you want to give her some painkillers you can break a tablet in half and rub the two halves together to sprinkle the dust onto her mushy food. Aspirin can thin blood so don't use it if she is actively bleeding. If you can re-set it somehow that would be great, but if not she should be able to pull through just fine anyways.

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