Coturnix Broke Off Tip of Beak - Suggestions?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by With Funk Adieu, Nov 17, 2014.

  1. With Funk Adieu

    With Funk Adieu New Egg

    Nov 17, 2014

    i have 6 full-grown coturnix, one just broke off the tip/hook of his beak, seperated him, blood there but not more than he licks off

    constantly licking, seems to try to eat, but not quite successful yet/ all flock crumbles

    not certain if i should treat the beak, etc

    my first birds, gifted week and a half ago, but have been intermittently taking care of my previous friends flock of 35 chickens, 4 ducks, and these coturnix for about a year

    gifted, as well, the oversized cage, very dirty straw, 6 cups crumbles. no waterer, using small shallow bowl [seem to have adapted]

    current bedding of dried leaves, indoors

    not able to pay for vet, these are pets

    also, as to food, should i make some scrambled eggs for him, if he does not seem to take to eating?

    thank you
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    [​IMG] Try feeding moistened crumbles in a somewhat deep bowl. His ability to eat will depend upon on how far back his beak is broken.

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