help: cracked beak

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by emmakate, May 12, 2019.

  1. emmakate

    emmakate In the Brooder

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    image.jpg my 1 week old chick has a cracked beak and i need to know if this is ok to put on it. if not is there anything else to put on it or should i leave it be?
     
  2. Wolfefarmyard

    Wolfefarmyard Crowing

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    That’s not going to help a cracked beak, it’s not like an open wound.

    It’s best to leave it be.
     
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  3. emmakate

    emmakate In the Brooder

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    ok
    ok. thank you so much!
     
  4. dawg53

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    In order for the chick to eat, it would be best to use a deep bowl for the chick to eat out of. Add water to the chick starter crumbles and stir it well to make a watery gruel so the chick can eat it without having to peck at it causing pain. The feed will absorb water throughout the day, ensure you add water to it and stir.
    It may take a few weeks or longer for a new beak to grow under the cracked part, just continue with the watery gruel.
    As time goes by, you can put a few dry crumbles on the floor to see if the chick can successfully pick them up and eat them. If not, continue with the watery gruel.
     
  5. emmakate

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    thank you so so much! i’ve been having such a hard time getting them to eat. the only thing they’ll eat is meal worms
     
  6. Aunt Angus

    Aunt Angus Crowing

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    My girls love mash (pellets with water)! They think it's the biggest treat. Just put a little water in a plate/bowl, and the pellets soak it right up. I sometimes drop a little NutriDrench in it, too. Mash will def help the poor little thing eat AND may entice the others!
     
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  7. emmakate

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    definitely will try!!
     
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  8. Aunt Angus

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    God luck! Let us know how it goes.
     
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