demaged beek

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by papooh, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. papooh

    papooh Hatching

    Apr 14, 2009
    I purchased this chicken and the beek was cut..they told me it will grow back. When will that be?
  2. SteffyK

    SteffyK In the Brooder

    Jun 2, 2009
    NE Ohio
    As far as I know, beaks don't grow back. I know some hatcheries provide a de-beaking service, I actually had a couple of hens that had this, the top beak is shorter and rounded, making it impossible for the hen to do damage when pecking someone while still being able to eat and drink. Could this be what your chick had done?
  3. itsmyaddiction

    itsmyaddiction Songster

    May 17, 2009
    I have never known a beak to grow back either.... it is what it is. Sorry.
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2009
  4. No the store has given you the wrong information. They probably don't really know themselves, just guessing. Hopefully it isn't too bad, I have seen some real bad debeaking jobs. Some cant eat unless it's in a deep dish and some can't preen.
    Keep an eye on her and make sure she gains weight. It is not her fault if she doesn't, they debeak so fast and so many that some get chopped off in bad places. You just have to make it a little easier if she has problems, but many do just fine.
    I am not a fan of debeaking! [​IMG]
    Good Luck with your chickie.
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2009

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