Chicken has broken beak

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Angus2914, Jun 2, 2016.

  1. Angus2914

    Angus2914 In the Brooder

    Feb 16, 2016
    North Middletown, Ky
    Need some help and information, I have noticed that I have two young chickens that are missing a portion of their upper beak, they seem to be eating and drinking, but is there something I can do to help them, and will they be okay in this condition over a period of time. Certainly do not want them to suffer in any way. Advice is needed.

  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Frequently pullet chicks destined for egg production farms have a portion of their upper beak removed. It is unsightly but they do fine. Not certain what happened to your birds, but they should be okay.
  3. Agreed ^

    Depending on where you acquired them from, they could have been "de-beaked". Farms do that to prevent the chickens pecking and killing each other.

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