**HELP** Easter Egger has broken beak!!!**UPDATED WITH PICS**

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mags2009, Nov 28, 2009.

  1. mags2009

    mags2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last week I noticed that one of my almost 17 week old easter egger had what seemed like the top layer of the upper beak off. It just had a 'thin' half of the upper beak , but all seemed ok and I thought I read somewhere that they do grow back. Well, just now I went out to give the girls some scraps, and her beak is bleeding. Now the thin part is gone a little bit. What should I do? Will she still be able to eat? Should I clean the wound? Will the beak grow back???? I don't know how this happened. Maybe she got caught in the poultry netting somehow. Please help. She is my favorite EE.
     
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  2. solarquail

    solarquail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    definetly seperate her put her in a warm area till someone comes on here and helps you maybe posting a picture would help also other then that all i can do is pray shell be ok!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  3. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    I would seperate her too. Dont feed her today let it clot up. Can you post pics please?
     
  4. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

    Aug 11, 2009
    Taunton, MA
    Put some flour on her beak it will clot faster
     
  5. mags2009

    mags2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok I went out to take a few pics and noticed it had already clotted, but here it is: What do you all think???[​IMG]
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    I know they might be a little blurry, hopefully you can see it well enough. Thanks. Kerry
     
  6. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    Yep, she's broken the tip of her beak off. I would seperate her until it grows back so she doesn't injure herself further and bleeds out.

    Yes, I said until it grows back, it will.... [​IMG]
     
  7. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

    Aug 11, 2009
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    Aww [​IMG] But actually its not so bad. i think it will fall off. I though, dont think it will grow back. But shell probably be eating in a few days and a few weeks be eating with the rest of the gang
     
  8. mags2009

    mags2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you SURE it will grow back? Do you think she can eat??? She seems fine otherwise. She is always with only 2 other EE's as we haven't been able to integrate them totally with our original flock. They have their own run and inside coop. Anything else I should do....????
     
  9. mypicklebird

    mypicklebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sonoma Co, CA
    It will probably grow back, but may not be as pretty as the others. It may be a bit misshapen as it grows, and you may need to dremmel it occasionally if it grows to one side or the other, or overgrows. If it doesn't grow back- she will still probably do ok. The commercial debeaking done to layers is more severe than this. If you are concerned whether she is getting enough to eat- start feeling her crop at night to make sure she is filling it up before going to roost & weight her weekly- make sure she is getting bigger, not smaller (skinnier). You can offer her warm mash of her pellet or crumble with some tasty scrambled egg mixed in for treat so you can watch her eat it in front of you- so you can make sure she can eat.
     
  10. Plain Old Dee

    Plain Old Dee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a bunch of de-beaked chickens once. I got them from an egg farm. They had been kept in small cages and had their beaks trimmed back just like in the picture, to keep them from pecking each other. The beaks didn't grow back, but then again, they didn't have any trouble eating, either.
     

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