Broken jaw

SarahSwan

Hatching
Jun 10, 2020
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My poor ten week old Marmalade (aka Wonky Beak) was our special chic, head of security we used to say. Always hugely adventurous. Friendly and sweet, loved you fussy and stoking her. We first noticed her beak being crossed when she was about four weeks. I’d had a crossed beak chicken before so wasn’t overly worried. However by seven weeks she was noticeably smaller than the other five. We added layers mash and ensured she was getting wet food too. However at nine weeks she was half the size of the others and was clearly declining. We isolated her, bought her in the house, syringe fed her water, layers mash and rooster booster. She seemed to pick up but then took a downward turn. I had tried to get a vets appointment a week before but due to Covid-19 my vets were not seeing chickens. I was so upset seeing her suffer. Her last afternoon she laid outside by the coop and all the other chickens came and laid beside her, just the wire fencing separated them. I called vets and said please see her, I can’t watch her suffer. My vet agreed. Upon seeing her it turned out she had a broken jaw. There was no option but to put her to sleep, out of pain and discomfort. I had searched beak issues and simply couldn’t find much info that helped. I am posting this for others as I wish I had known sooner that she had a broken jaw. I hate to think she may have suffered. So do t naturally assume it’s cross beak. Wish I could have got help earlier but understand the pandemic meant restrictions. Miss my little character x
 

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LadyWolf44005

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So sorry about your little girl. Ours just got eather a broken jaw or scissor beak. Prying it's not broken jaw
 

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Stipenvlerk

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Thank you for sharing! A big hug for you as it must be hard knowing something might have been possible when the vet would have seen her sooner or your knowledge was bigger. It so hard to loose A friend. Even if it’s a feathered one 😢
 

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