chicken with broken beak wont eat or drink

AceSierra

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my silkie broke his beak just last night and hes eaten a little bit of mushed up food but womt drink at all. Its been almost 15 hoirs since he last ate or drunk what do i do. it must be extremly painful because he wont touch anything with his beak. as you can see the very tip of his beak bone is exposed. i clean it with hydrogen peroxide and a q tip.
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Birdie mom

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I personally don't know much about broken beaks but here is an very helpful article that I found about beak injuries.

https://the-chicken-chick.com/repairing-chickens-broken-beak/

But I am pretty sure that Hydrogen Peroxide is not usually a good thing to apply to deep wounds. Like what @LaFleche said, it BURNS. Also, Hydrogen Peroxide can damage healing tissue, causing more harm than good. I could be wrong, but I think you should maybe stop using the Peroxide.
 

AceSierra

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Poor guy! Hydrogen peroxide burns like hell, so please, use other disinfectant or ointments for further beak care.

He might want to have some scrambles eggs or grated carrots with grated apples and some germ oil, which all is easy to eat and provides some moisture.
ill try that ans what is germ oil?
 

AceSierra

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I personally don't know much about broken beaks but here is an very helpful article that I found about beak injuries.

https://the-chicken-chick.com/repairing-chickens-broken-beak/

But I am pretty sure that Hydrogen Peroxide is not usually a good thing to apply to deep wounds. Like what @LaFleche said, it BURNS. Also, Hydrogen Peroxide can damage healing tissue, causing more harm than good. I could be wrong, but I think you should maybe stop using the Peroxide.
i only used it right when thw accident happened because i didnt have any salinw on hand but thank you ill check that article out.
 

coach723

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Stop the peroxide, it burns, and can actually slow healing. I would leave it alone (because it does hurt) , but if you must apply something, then a dab of plain neosporin is what I would use.
As advised in your other thread, https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/chicken-beak-broke-helpp.1435431/
a deep dish of moistened feed so that the beak doesn't hit the dish, will help until the beak hardens and is less painful. Same with water.
 

AceSierra

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Stop the peroxide, it burns, and can actually slow healing. I would leave it alone (because it does hurt) , but if you must apply something, then a dab of plain neosporin is what I would use.
As advised in your other thread, https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/chicken-beak-broke-helpp.1435431/
a deep dish of moistened feed so that the beak doesn't hit the dish, will help until the beak hardens and is less painful. Same with water.
ive done that and the eggs as well and im gonna stop thw hysrogen peroxide. he ate a little cheese and egg and some moist food but he still refuses to drink. ive have him a little water through a syring about 8 mm or so. should i see a vet. there is an emergency vet clinic not to far from me that sees farm animals
 

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