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Deformed beak or scab??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by christine9, Nov 24, 2013.

  1. christine9

    christine9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hatchery chick is almost 10 weeks old. This deformity or whatever it is has just become noticeable in the last week or two. At first, I thought it was dirt stuck to her. Today I tried to wipe it off, but it is hard and I was afraid to hurt her. Is it a scab? Or a growth? Is there something I should do or is it ok to wait and see what happens? My poor baby.
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  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    This could be a virus, but more than likely where the chick injured the top of it's beak on something sharp--a waterer, feeder, or fencing--and it has formed into a scar that may eventually fall off. If you do a search at the top of the page for "wart or sore on beak" you will find many similar-looking lesions, some light and some dark-colored. Most don't have outcomes, but some report they fell off.
     

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