Help! Buff Orp with injured beak. How can I help her?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by callmeskipper, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. callmeskipper

    callmeskipper In the Brooder

    May 8, 2008
    When I went to feed and check my girls this morning, I found my buff orp has an injured beak. It appears to have a crack about 1/3 of the way up from the end (closer to tip). There is some dried blood along the crack. She was eating some soft bread, a little gingerly, but otherwise seems ok. Do we clean it? With what? Does she need meds? My husband is an RVT in small animal medicine but that did not include poultry. Any suggestions are most appreciated! My vet-friend is out of town traveling and out of cell phone range.

    This has been a bad chicken week for us! My Ameracauna was found dead in our coop (fine one hour, upside down and dead the about perplexing). Our four girls (buff orp, barred plym rock, gold laced wyand) were all raised together and aren't even 2 yet (will be in August). It was such a sad time for our family. We buried her next to our guava tree since she loved to eat the fruit.

    Thanks in advance!
  2. mtnhomechick

    mtnhomechick Songster

    Jun 27, 2008
    Mountain Home, AR
    I had a sl with a cracked beak last year. It healed fast. Like within a month or so. Just get blood off it so the others don't peck at her. Good Luck.
  3. callmeskipper

    callmeskipper In the Brooder

    May 8, 2008
    Will do. Thank you!!
  4. azelgin

    azelgin Songster

    Jan 18, 2008
    S.E. AZ
    If you've never tried cyanoacrylic glue (Super Glue), this might be a good time to try it. I've used it on everything from cracked hooves to cuts on myself, that I didn't want to get stitches for. Just be careful you don't glue its tongue to the roof of its mouth, or to your fingers.[​IMG]
  5. Emzyyy

    Emzyyy Runs with Deer

    Jul 14, 2008
    Derby Kansas
    Quote:I was gona say the same thing. Just incase it tries to crack farther up the beak.

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