Chipped Beak

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by njones32, Nov 20, 2015.

  1. njones32

    njones32 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have an Buff O with a chipped beak, what should i do? She seems fine, eating and drinking normal.[​IMG]
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! I'm afraid I've not had a chipped or broken beak before. I'm sure if you post in the emergencies injuries disease and cures section other members there will be able to help you. Here is the link ~https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures
    Also if you type chipped/broken beak into the search box above threads should come up on this.


    Wishing you the very best of luck and enjoy BYC :frow
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :) x2 of YorkshireCoop's advice.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Poor baby, you might want to clean the blood off under her nostrils - saline solution would be good for that.
     
  5. njones32

    njones32 Out Of The Brooder

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    Great, thanks. I feel terrible for her.
    Thanks again.
     
  6. Free Spirit

    Free Spirit The Chiarian

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    If she is eating and drinking without any problems then it's probably just fine. Beaks are a lot like our finger nails and will eventually grow back out. That is why you see chickens/turkeys rubbing their beaks against objects to sharpen them and wear them down (think of how a cat keeps their claws in check by running them along trees and heaven forbid furniture).

    I had a turkey chip the tip of her beak on something and it eventually grew back out. Fortunately is was fairly minor and did not cause any eating or drinking problems.
     
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  7. Frindizzle

    Frindizzle Guitar Girl <3 Premium Member

    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
     
  8. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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