HELP! 4week old Buff Orpington has a beak problem PICS ON PAGE 2

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by nick101, Nov 16, 2007.

  1. nick101

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    He is 4 weeks old and when he lays down, he sleeps with his beak open. He wont eat anything or drink at all. I think his beak is a little soft because it can sort of wiggle a little. Someone know what is wrong with him? Please help me!! [​IMG]
     
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  2. nick101

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    anyone know?
     
  3. nick101

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    i dont know if this helps but the bottom part is a bit longer then the top, the top is a little bit curled in, because of this problem, he isn't eating, is there anything i can add to his water?
     
  4. dlhunicorn

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    you can add POLYVISOL three drops into beak once a day for a week then taper off the next.
    AviaCharge 2000 (you can purchase online from McMurray or Strombergs) is a very good complete nutritional supplement and giving that to your birds once or twice a week will usually be sufficient to ensure no major deficiencies.
     
  5. nick101

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    the chick's beak isn't trimmed, would that help?
     
  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Is he a cross beak? Kind of sounds like it if the beak does not line up. Trimming may help but the layer of "nail" can be thin and you can cause bleeding if not careful. If it is a cross beak, not much you can do depending on the severity of the deformity.
     
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  8. Poison Ivy

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    Have you tried to make a mash with his food. Or feed it some soft food like yogurt mixed with ground up chick crumbles.
     
  9. nick101

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    no, he is only drinking milk now. is it bad?
     
  10. johnnyjack

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    give sugar and water to give energy. u may have to hand feed him for awhile.make sure he swallows every time so he want drown or get choked.
     

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