CRACKED BEAK...VET or NO VET??

sdbabs

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My chicken has a cracked beak on top that while it is still attached, it is off center a little and I don't know if I should take her in to the vet...I am too scared to re-adjust it for fear it will break all the way off, any suggestions??

I have not seen her eat chicken feed yet, but when I offered her spinach (a favorite) she could not break up the big leaves as she usually does and I had to tear them up (still about the size of a quarter) for her to eat...

 

silkiechicken

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No vet.

It is just the tip. It probably just really hurts but it will grow out. The quick is probably still just under that tip much like your finger nails and it'll heal up no problem and the tip will eventually fall off.
 

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