Cracked beaks

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by klevesque, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. klevesque

    klevesque Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just noticed that 2 of my BO have cracked beaks. It's the top beak that is cracked and broken on one side. They'll be OK right? Do beaks regrow themselves like nails do?

    I'm assuming they cracked it jumping from the highest roost.
     
  2. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    I think they could be low on calcuim? I would increase that. Even though that could happen to chickens with the toughest beak. they dont grow back. SO whatever is causing it i would fix it because you dont want them to get worse.
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  3. klevesque

    klevesque Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When you say calcium, do you mean oyster shells? If so, my chickens are only 15 weeks old. Wouldn't they be too young for that?
     

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