broken lower jaw

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by alucard, Mar 13, 2016.

  1. alucard

    alucard Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 26, 2014
    Hey guys my asil chick got into a fight in my absence a few weeks ago. he was badly injured at first I could not stop the bleeding but then someone suggested corn starch which stopped the bleeding anyway I noticed that he was missing his lower beak he could not eat so I switched to wheat flour dough now he can only eat soft foods but I am worried because he is not gaining as much as the other chicks.[​IMG] here is another pic [​IMG] as u can see his lower jaw has bent toward the right and it's missing the lower beak also the upper jaw is also bending right. I took it to a vet but he is said he couldn't fix it .one of my friend said that he can fix it by gluing another chicken beak to it .so should I go for it or not also why is his lower jaw and upper beak bent ? any help would be greatly appreciated
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Flock Master

    Sep 20, 2015
    Southern N.C. Mountains
    IMO wheat flour dough does not have enough nutrients to help a growing chick, that may be one reason why he is not gaining. Try using wet chick starter. Put some in a dish, add a little warm water until it is the consistency you want. Also you may want add some vitamins to the drinking water (or use some vitamin water a couple of days to make your "mash").
    As far as a "fix" search here on BYC or youtube, there are many articles on broken beaks, etc., that may give you some ideas.
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Flock Master Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    I agree with Wyorp Rock that you should try wet chick feed with 20 % protein. Egg is good as well. Here is a long thread at the bottom about a chicken whose whole beak got bit off by a dog, and she managed to save it by tube feeding and later the chicken learned to eat again. The other two links to read are about repairing a beak:

    Chicken whose beak was chewed off:

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