Cracked beak

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by smitty750, Aug 7, 2014.

  1. smitty750

    smitty750 Out Of The Brooder

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    So my 18 week old buff Orpington got spooked in the run and jumped into the hardware cloth. I then noticed that her beak had a little blood on it so I picked her up to inspect. I saw that what looks to me to be a "top layer" of the beak if that makes sense, cracked and raised up off the beak. Almost like when you hit your thumb with a hammer and the dead nail raises up and then falls off. Two things
    1. Will she be ok?
    2. What should I do if anything?
    3. Will it grow back?
    4. Will she be able to function normally?
    She's running around with the rest of the flock trying to peck at the ground and looks as normal as she usually does. I cleaned it out with saline solution and it didn't seem to bother her.
     
  2. lightchick

    lightchick Overrun With Chickens

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    Can you get a pic of it? Is she actually succeeding in pecking or is she trying to peck the ground?
     
  3. smitty750

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    I'm unable to get a pic right now. She was eating and pecking
     
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  5. smitty750

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    Now like I said it's not cracked through the beak, say top to bottom. It's like the top layer cracked off. It's hard to explain.
     

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