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Broken Beak!!!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mamajo, May 3, 2012.

  1. mamajo

    mamajo Out Of The Brooder

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    This afternoon I came home from work and went out to toss my Ladies and their Gent some break crumbs, they really like them. I noticed that one of the ladies wasn't coming to me like they all ususally do. So I looked closer and noticed what looked like blood on her. Her top beak was broken and she was really standoffish. I ran for my husband and when we got back to them, several of the others were pecking at her beak. I don't know how it happened. My chickens are completely secured in their coupe. Nothing can get in or out. Any advise on how to help her eat with no beak? And should I bring her inside until she is healed?
     
  2. chickenchaser99

    chickenchaser99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do you have pics if not how much of her beak was missing
     
  3. Hannah159

    Hannah159 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    chickens beaks are like fingernails. A split or chipped beak will usually regrow, although if the bird is in too much pain to eat you may have to hand-feed her for a few days. If she cant eat the food she normally eats, soak it in water and see if she will eat that.
     
  4. mamajo

    mamajo Out Of The Brooder

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    It looks like it's just the tip of her top beak. I'll run out and get a picture real quick.
     
  5. mamajo

    mamajo Out Of The Brooder

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    It's dark out so the picture isn't very good. [​IMG]
    At least it isn't bleeding anymore. I think maybe that's why the others were pecking at it.
     
  6. chickenchaser99

    chickenchaser99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok yeah that looks like it might be able to eat on its own still it will grow back if it cant eat do what the others say hope it works out [​IMG]
     
  7. mamajo

    mamajo Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you everyone for your help and my piece of mind.
     
  8. KBfibers

    KBfibers Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm hoping to find some help for a broken break. [​IMG]
     
  9. KBfibers

    KBfibers Out Of The Brooder

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    Here's a better photo
    [​IMG]
     
  10. Tarin89

    Tarin89 New Egg

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    I have a seven-year-old Sussex . Two days ago we noticed she was walking very slow . She has green loose stool and is barely eating . She seems very thin and her right wing is drooping . could it be old age ? What can I do besides electrolytes . [​IMG]
     

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