Bertha broke her beak today! In a matter of a few hours she went from being totally ok to this. There was nothing hanging off in order to do a repair. The blood is extremely fresh, almost as if it happened just before I walked in the door. I currently have her isolated in a dog crate in the coop, because I noticed the others started to peck the raw area. She has some water and food mixed with water to make it a little easier for her to eat. Shes pecked around a little but doesnt seem all the interested at the moment, I'm.sure shes in some degree of pain.
I cleaned the beak off with some epsom salt water, I have no vetericyn but would triple antibiotic neosporin be ok until I can run into town tomorrow?? I dont want to separate her completely from the flock so is keeping her in the cage within the coop alright until she heals up or at least can be supervised while socializing??