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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sabeeh, Aug 27, 2016.
Will it heal up?
we have a chicken like that, and she seems absolutely fine
But does it eat fine and also that her comb is kind of tilted
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.
But will it grow back ?
Does a debeaked hen eat and drink normally
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.