Chicken beak broken!!!!! HELP

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sabeeh, Aug 27, 2016.

  1. sabeeh

    sabeeh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will it heal up? [​IMG]
     
  2. Walpolesh

    Walpolesh New Egg

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    we have a chicken like that, and she seems absolutely fine
     
  3. sabeeh

    sabeeh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    But does it eat fine and also that her comb is kind of tilted
     
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  4. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    This hen appears to have been debeaked when she was young. This is a procedure performed on chicks that go to commercial egg-laying operations. This procedure is supposed to prevent the hens from picking on each other or breaking their eggs.

    She will be fine as she is but watch her and make sure the other hens don't pick on her.
     
  5. sabeeh

    sabeeh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    But will it grow back ?
     
  6. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

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    No.
     
  7. sabeeh

    sabeeh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does a debeaked hen eat and drink normally
     
  8. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    They do fine with this 'condition' as they have adapted to not having a full beak. However, I wouldn't allow a debeaked chicken to be expected to free range and survive without a little help. The sharp point on the beak does help them to dig through dirt and sort through grass for tidbits but they can eat just fine without the tip.
     

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