1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Help chickens beaks are peeling!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cranberrycreekchickens, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. cranberrycreekchickens

    cranberrycreekchickens Out Of The Brooder

    52
    0
    39
    Feb 23, 2008
    Ontario Canada
    Hi everyone. Here's my problem. I have at least two chickens that seem to have layers of their beaks peeling off. In my first hen it was in the top of the beak and the top is now a bit shorter then the bottom, but luckily it seems to have stopped. The second one is a rooster and the same thing is happening on the underside of his beak.

    I really need help so I can stop this from happining in the future.

    Roman.
     
  2. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

    8,792
    34
    308
    Jan 1, 2008
    WestCentralWisconsin
    Give them some bird vitamins and rub some olive oil on the beaks but dont get it in their nostrils. What do they eat?
     
  3. cranberrycreekchickens

    cranberrycreekchickens Out Of The Brooder

    52
    0
    39
    Feb 23, 2008
    Ontario Canada
    Thanks for the advice and sorry I took so long to reply. My chickens eat lay ration pellets along with the occasional table scraps. They also free range for most of the year so they eat a wide variety of things out there.

    Roman.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by