Damaged beak

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Faithcatherine, Apr 10, 2017.

  1. Faithcatherine

    Faithcatherine Just Hatched

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    Hi, my hybrid chicken Battenberg developed a bump on the top of her beak not long after we got her. I took a pic of her a few weeks ago but the bump isnt very clear. I went to check on her this afternoon and the bump appears to have been knocked as theres quite a bit of dried blood on it. Just to be clear, the bump is between her nostrils but she's definitely not bleeding from the nose. Our other chook has blood on her beak too, but seems to have it wiped on her by Battenberg as there is no wound. Both girls eating and chopsing as normal... in fact managed to get into the raisins whilst my back was turned googling. A goshawk has been causing problems and i wonder if the stress of that is a factor. Any advice on [​IMG]
    what to do or what it could be would be great. I'm new to this and I'm hoping i might just be helicopter chicken parenting!
     
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  2. Eggcessive

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  3. Faithcatherine

    Faithcatherine Just Hatched

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    Thank you. Us there anything i should do about the blood?
     
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  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Nothing more than perhaps some iodine on it.
     
  5. Faithcatherine

    Faithcatherine Just Hatched

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    Thanks, I'll try it.
     

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