broken beak

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by joshbparker, Nov 22, 2014.

  1. joshbparker

    joshbparker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got a new hen today and she has a broken beak that has started growing back it not effecting he eating. What do i need to do?
     
  2. StephensonC

    StephensonC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it one of the Golden Comets from your other thread? If so, she probably had it cut as a chick. I see that you are also in NC. A lot of the Golden Comets in NC (including mine), are left overs that were supposed to go on to be a battery hen in a factory. They cut all their beaks when they are chicks because they will be living in close quarters with other hens, and with having their beak cut, they can't injure other hens when they peck at them. As long as she can eat and drink ok, it will be fine. Mine seem to do ok with theirs.
     
  3. joshbparker

    joshbparker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's what it is. I am in NC. But she can eat and drink so that fine. What is a battery hen factory?
     
  4. joshbparker

    joshbparker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The othe hen was just like it but you can see where it has grown back.
     
  5. DuckieLover2014

    DuckieLover2014 Out Of The Brooder

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    Aww :(
    Can you post a picture please?
     
  6. joshbparker

    joshbparker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can in the morning it's dark here now. I was planning on taking one today but I was so busy getting them settled.
     
  7. DuckieLover2014

    DuckieLover2014 Out Of The Brooder

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    I much understand that. :)
     
  8. joshbparker

    joshbparker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Haha thanks but I do have pics of them just not a close up of the beak. Do you want to see those? What is a battery hen factory?
     
  9. StephensonC

    StephensonC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is a factory that keeps numerous hens for the purpose of laying eggs. The eggs you buy in the grocery store comes from those factories. The hens are in small cages with numerous other hens. They will usually have standing room only. Google "battery hens". The photos are so sad!
     
  10. joshbparker

    joshbparker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awwwwwww. I am glad I got them now!!!!
     

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