Broken/split beak?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by golfergirl07, Oct 28, 2016.

  1. golfergirl07

    golfergirl07 Just Hatched

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    [​IMG]I noticed that one of my pullets, Missee, has a split and broken beak tonight. I can't tell if part of it is cracked or not. I think she ate okay earlier today, but I noticed that tonight, she's not eating like her sister. Any ideas on what I can do to help her?

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    Last edited: Oct 28, 2016
  2. PerfectPlumage

    PerfectPlumage Chillin' With My Peeps

    My oldest hen smashed her beak in a door, and I put some salve on her beak and fed her some watermelon. Feed her off soft surfaces like the grass, because pecking hard surfaces like a food bowl would be painful for her. Make sure her beak stays clean and if it gets worse feed her soft foods. I did all this and my hen made a full recovery with a normal looking beak and just a little scar.


    Best of luck, I hope your hen recovers. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2016
  3. golfergirl07

    golfergirl07 Just Hatched

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    Thank you! I gave her some plain yogurt last night and then gave her some feed mixed with water today. I didn't think of the soft surface, though!! I will definitely do that tomorrow. Thank you!
     
  4. PerfectPlumage

    PerfectPlumage Chillin' With My Peeps

    Glad to help! :D
     

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