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HELP! Tiny hole on my duck's beak

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by popoph, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. popoph

    popoph New Egg

    Jul 1, 2011
    Hi all,

    I have a female rouen which is about 3 months old.
    This morning I noticed she has a tiny hole near the tip of her beak (pic attached).

    Her behaviour is normal, eats well, etc...

    Would anyone know what could it be?


  2. Hattiegun

    Hattiegun Chillin' With My Peeps

    hey U can put a Beak ring in it ~~ [​IMG]

    sorry im no help but its kinda cute..
  3. the4heathernsmom

    the4heathernsmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2008
    east texas
    It is sooo tiny I wouldn't worry too much about it. As long as baby is drinking and eating and otherwise acting normally. Not sure what could have caused it but sometimes those off the wall weird things just happen. [​IMG]
  4. DaftaboutDucks

    DaftaboutDucks Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 3, 2011
    Maybe a poke from chicken wire???? It can be quite sharp. Trust me....must have poked, scratched & impaled [​IMG] myself a multitude of times while putting up the duck run & skirting. Owwwwie poor Ducky!!!
  5. Crayonsmom

    Crayonsmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2009
    Quote:Chicken wire is much too thick to make a hole that tiny. At least the chicken wire I've seen is. [​IMG]
  6. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2010
    San Diego
    Hmmm, I don't know what could have caused that, but I wouldn't worry. I once rescued a duckling with a fish hook in her bill and she healed quite nicely.
  7. SaraFL

    SaraFL Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 7, 2011
    Jacksonville, FL
    Can vitamin deficiencies cause holes in their beaks? You know, like people get pitting in their nails?
  8. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    I don't know of vitamin deficiencies causing holes. Drei's bill had a hole in it and I search their shelter and found one hardware cloth wire that she would have had to really work to get at, but I feel that she did indeed poke herself while foraging about. My runners are not afraid to stick their bills into cracks, crevices and holes looking for worms and such.

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