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Chipped Beak

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 44Wolves, Nov 28, 2013.

  1. 44Wolves

    44Wolves Here is Your New Title

    Jun 28, 2009
    This morning, I discovered one of my 21-week old EE's had chipped the end of their top beak. It looks like there is like a thin part of what the beak used to look like left, as if there are like, 2 layers on the top beak, and the top layer had been chipped off. So, I want to know if this will grow back naturally, if there are any problems that I need to address, or how I can cure this? It's getting below freezing at night now, I have a heat source in there to keep it just above. So, please help! I need to know how to cure her beak, or if it will regrow on its own!
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    It will probably heal on its own. Birds often get small chips or slight injuries in their beaks, but they heal relatively quickly.
     
  3. GoldenChicks16

    GoldenChicks16 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    More than likely it will grow back on its on, but can you post a picture so we can see what it looks like for ourselves? Chickens are curious creatures and crack their beaks all the time trying to get into things they arent suppose to!![​IMG]
     
  4. LivingTheDream65

    LivingTheDream65 Out Of The Brooder

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    I had a young girl chip her top beak once. There was a small piece on the tip missing and was also split in the middle. I wrapped a towel around her with her head poling out and put neosporin on it with a q-tip a few times a day for a few days and watched her to make sure she was eating and drinking okay. The first day or two she would just pick at her food a little bit. She eventually completely healed and couldn't tell anything had ever happened to her.
     

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