Dislocated Beak! What do I do now???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ChickenKatie, Sep 3, 2013.

  1. ChickenKatie

    ChickenKatie Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 18, 2009
    Here is a pic of our easter egger hen "Scoop," who as you can see dislocated her beak when she was two days old. I though for sure she would die, but our little Scoop is a fighter and is now 5 months old. My question is this: she is obviously unable to eat as well as her sisters and is much smaller than the rest of the flock. Her beak is starting to become hooked and I'm wondering if I need to file it periodically?? She is the sweetest little hen, and as long as she's still kicking I will do whatever it takes to keep her healthy--whatever that is!! Please help, what should I do to help her?
  2. Txchicky

    Txchicky Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 2, 2013
    Anyone? I have not ever seen such. I hope someone answers soon!
  3. purpletree23

    purpletree23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2009
    File the beak if the curved growth is hampering her getting food in her mouth. That would be my only suggestion.

    Because she is smaller once in a while make her her own Scoop treats like scrambled egg or other high protein soft treats so she stays healthy.

    She is a fighter.

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