Help please!!!! broken beak.

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

  1. dandydoodle

    dandydoodle Songster

    Sep 21, 2010
    georgia
    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?

    Thanks,
    Michelle [​IMG]
     
  2. Frost Homestead

    Frost Homestead eggmonger

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    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
    georgia
    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

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    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

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