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Dirty beaks?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Mama Fritzi, Aug 3, 2014.

  1. Mama Fritzi

    Mama Fritzi New Egg

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    Two of my 7 week old Buff Orpington chicks have stuff stuck to their beaks, any suggestions on how to remove or should I just leave it?

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  2. Mama Fritzi

    Mama Fritzi New Egg

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    Here's a better picture, they have ben eating a few Black Mission Fig and it could be stuck on it?

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  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Is it something sticky? You could towel her up and lay her on your lap. You could use lightly soapy water and dip a rag into the water and scrub it off. Rinse off any soap that might still be on the beak before you release her.

    Good luck and welcome to our flock!
     
  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    Or, just leave it, it will likely fall of on it's own, or wash off when she drinks.
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! X2, they do sometimes get sticky food stuff stuck to their beaks, if it seems to be bothering them you can just wash it off, otherwise they will probably scrape it off themselves.
     
  6. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    X3 sticky foods equal dirty beaks. Simply use a washcloth and whip it off.
     
  7. Mama Fritzi

    Mama Fritzi New Egg

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    They got it off by themselves! Thanks
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Usually the other chicks will pick it off.
     
  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. I'm glad your question got resolved. Please feel free to ask if you have any more questions. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your chicks.
     
  10. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     

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