Cracked beak. Opinions please

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Faraday40, Oct 26, 2015.

  1. Faraday40

    Faraday40 Overrun With Chickens

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    I just discovered that one of my lav orp pullets has a cracked beak. Otherwise, she looks OK.

    I'm trying to debate if I should try to clip the beak, superglue, or just leave it.

    I offered a bite of bread which she ate. Do I need to separate her for feeding?

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    Thanks in advance for any help.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Unless she is having problems eating, I would be tempted to let it resolve on its own.
     
  3. Faraday40

    Faraday40 Overrun With Chickens

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    Does it look like it will bleed when it comes off? That's what I'm mostly worried about.
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    The lower right corner may go back to the quick, but I don't think so from the picture. If only the horny part of the bill is involved, there should be no bleeding.
     
  5. Faraday40

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    In case anyone was wondering how it worked out, the pullet is fine. I ended up trimming most of the broken piece off then filing the other side to get rid of the sharp point. A few days later, she evened out the beak on her own. Her eating didn't seem affected.
    Here she is now.
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