Busted beak

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by aaronburton87, Aug 1, 2016.

  1. aaronburton87

    aaronburton87 Out Of The Brooder

    May 31, 2016
    I'm a little concerned with the health of some of my ducks and geese.
    One of my Cayuga ducks has what looks like a "rock chip" on her bill 3/4" under her nostrils.
    My geese (American Buff) have mostly orange beaks, but the tip is a pale white. Should I be worried?
  2. Welshies

    Welshies Overrun With Chickens

    May 8, 2016
    Alberta, Canada
    I don't know about geese, but provides they are given proper nutrients, they will be fine.
    My ducks' beaks are actually pliable (hard to bend, but they have SOME give- I never play with their beats, just noticed that they are sort of rubbery when rubbing them one day and tested this). Colored ducks get a darker beak will laying but pale ones often get a pale (some to the point of an almost white) beak during laying.
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    A rock chip? Like a little raised spot on the bill?

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