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Chickens broken beak

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by lovemuffin0627, Sep 23, 2016.

  1. lovemuffin0627

    lovemuffin0627 New Egg

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    My chickens beak got smashed I have pictures cleaned it with the peroxide and separated her from the flock haven't seen her eat yet I just am not sure on where to go from here? Will it heal on its own? I read about using glue gel but I want to know it's safe first? I'm new on here and new to having chickens haven't had any problems until now [​IMG]
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Oh, no! That doesn't look good. Please head over to the "Emergencies/Diseases/Injuries and Cures" section for some advice. Hope your hen will be okay!
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Oh no, how did that happen? Hope it can be mended.
     
  6. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hello there, and thank you for joining us here at Backyard Chickens! I am sorry it is not under better circumstances though. I agree with the above posts, put her over in the emergence section and you will get better help. I have included a link to your state thread, you might like to talk to some semi local yokels over there. I hope you enjoy BYC and good luck with your poor chicken!

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/12049/ohio-come-on-buckeyes-let-me-know-your-out-there
     
  7. lovemuffin0627

    lovemuffin0627 New Egg

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    She got to close to the gate when I was closing it and before I could stop her or myself she stuck her beak in there when I closed it :/ thanks for the links they helped I'm keeping her separated from the others, I have five other hens
     
  8. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.

    That is indeed a pretty nasty looking break, but thankfully beaks tend to heal pretty well. I usually just apply some Neosporin and leave them to heal. Make sure she's eating plenty, as beak injuries can discourage eating.
     

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