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Growth on beak

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by scapello, Jul 2, 2011.

  1. scapello

    scapello Hatching

    Jul 2, 2011
    Hi there,

    My first message to this forum but I have been around and appreciated many of the posts. Great place.

    One of my two 13 week old Australorps has a growth on her beak.


    Does anyone have a recommendation what this is. She is active, eats very well, drinks..

    It is hard to the touch but seems to have grown over the past few weeks. She has had this for about 6 weeks.

    No signs of discomfort.

    I appreciate any input, thanks.

  2. mljohnson05

    mljohnson05 Songster

    May 16, 2011
    [​IMG] from Missouri and [​IMG]

    Your chick appears it has injured its beak (either from fencing, pecking or perhaps rubbing on the food dish).
    This can cause an open wound and if she keeps bumping it....then it will cause a calcium formation on the beak (sort of looking like a pimple)

    I suggest cleansing the beak Twice a day and putting an antiseptic cream on it (one that has Chlorhexidine in it if you can...this ingredient helps fight against both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria)

    Keep an eye on her and watch to see that it does not get infected.

    If she will let you...you might see it you can poke the top with a stick pin to see if any puss comes out or if you can drain it at all.

    Check the rest of her body too (esp. around the feather folicles) to see if there are any more bumps.

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