Help please!!!! broken beak.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dandydoodle, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. dandydoodle

    dandydoodle Songster

    Sep 21, 2010
    One of my hens beak is broke. You can see a crack on one side. It isn't that bad but, I am scared she will hit it again and break it more. What should I do?

    Michelle [​IMG]
  2. Frost Homestead

    Frost Homestead eggmonger

    Jul 9, 2011
    Lago Vista, TX
    there probably isn't much you can do besides feed her soft food in a deep dish until it heals. she needs to be able to get to the food without having to put pressure against the beak, that's why I suggest a deep bowl. lots of good stuff like scrambled eggs and oatmeal until it heals. if it has bled from where it broke you might consider putting some anti-bacterial ointment in the crack
  3. dandydoodle

    dandydoodle Songster

    Sep 21, 2010
    Thanks it was it did bleed some. I think I have seen some people use glue, should I do this? Will it heal right?
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2011
  4. Gargoyle

    Gargoyle Crowing

    Apr 13, 2011
    Fox Valley, IL
    My Coop
    Quote:I'd be interested in knowing this. Super glue is good on human cuts, surgeons use it (or perhaps a special more expensive medical version?), so my guess is it would be good for the beak.

    Anyone have experience with it?
  5. Rockin' Reds

    Rockin' Reds Songster

    Sep 3, 2010
    Penrose, Colorado

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