HelpMe!! Emergency! My Rooster lost top of beak! (Pics)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by stephys_fluffybutts, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. stephys_fluffybutts

    stephys_fluffybutts Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2007
    Somebody has to answer me please!

    I went out to get my rooster out and the rooster next door got overly excited. His upper part of his beak got stuck in the wire and broke the entire top of his beak off.
    The hard shell part came off but the fleshy part is still there.

    Is there any hope his beak will grow back?
    Or should I just have him put to sleep?

    I am stunned, Please somebody message me back!

  2. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    Poor guy.

    How is he doing? If it were me, I would bring him into the house to help offset any shock. I do not *think* that you need to have him put down, but I am not expert.

    [​IMG] for you.

    [​IMG] for him.
  3. Quillgirl

    Quillgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 2, 2009
    Metro Atlanta
    So sad. That is his soft palet that is left. I think he will suffer nutritionally before that beak heals properly and will simply go down slowly. He will not be able to peck or drink correctly. Unfortunately, I would put him down.

    So sorry.
  4. Cackling Hen

    Cackling Hen Just Scratching Around

    Apr 21, 2009
    Port Angeles Wa
    Oh im so sorry
  5. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

    Aug 17, 2008
    Larry, KS
    My Coop
    If you have a vet who will treat birds, they can do a prosthetic beak. My roo had a prosthetic lower beak for weeks, and his lower beak healed. It doesn't grow anymore, but it has a hard surface. He can't peck to eat or drink by himself, where yours might someday be able to- only a vet would be able to tell you.

    I have to tube feed my roo 3 times daily and can't take a vacation, go anywhere for more than 4 or 5 hours, etc. It's not a great way to live. I don't recommend it unless he is a well-loved family pet- as ours is.

    I have to use a rubber tube from the vet, and I feed him baby parrot food mixed with whole milk, 135mL 3x daily. It's $13 for a tub that lasts 2 weeks, max, so he's clearly not cheap to keep, either.

    I'm so sorry you have to be faced with this! It's horrible. Poor guy!
  6. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

    Jan 11, 2007
    this is a very painful injury. I would immediately separate him to a clean temp stable (warm) place and put electrolytes in his water. I am unsure if aspirin (as this is a bleeding injury) would be advisable.
    I would take him to an avian vet which is the best one to help you with this type of injury... I imagine he needs some type of protective covering over the bony mass that is now exposed. Do not put any dry food by him just put electrolytes in the water for now for the shock.
    Get some baby parrot/bird formula from the petstore (this is a powder you add wter to) and offer that to him tommorrow (but dont be surprised if he doesnt eat)...
    be sure to rinse off the beak if he is eating so any food does not cake on the infured area.
  7. stephys_fluffybutts

    stephys_fluffybutts Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2007
    I was really hopeing it would grow back.

    But I am not willing to let him suffer. So My Mom will have him put down for me. I cant stop crying.
    I still can't believe it happened and so fast.

    He seems OK. But I can tell he is in pain and a bit stunned.
    I have grown use to stuff happening. But I still can't believe this.

    Please is there any hope?

    And no I have no place around here that can do anything with fowl unless I want to have something put down. [​IMG]

    It was perhaps the worst time for it to happen. Just because I was going to move him into a diffrent pen. If I would of done it earlier It wouldnt of happened. [​IMG]
  8. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

    Feb 11, 2008
    Waterloo, Nebraska
    I think that only a vet can give you a definite answer on what is needed. There is always hope. Since you saved the beak, perhaps an avian vet could use it as a temporary covering rather than making a prosthetic one. Good luck.
  9. stephys_fluffybutts

    stephys_fluffybutts Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2007
    so is it 100% on it just hardening or will it grow bacK?

    I just want to get this straight. Just because if so He is getting put to sleep. I have no choice [​IMG]

    I have already had a death a few days ago so I was surprised to have something happen and even at all.

    He is a very large rooster. Always eats plenty and very entergetic(before his beak got chopped off).
    He is separated into a separate clean pen. Fresh food fresh water. I have everything to keep his beak clean. I even have powder parakeet food.
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2009
  10. stephys_fluffybutts

    stephys_fluffybutts Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2007
    There isnt anyone here for miles. I have one basic vet. But he only does small things. And does not do any kinds of birds. Only dogs and cats.

    Will it grow back or not???

    I have everything here. And I am willing to go on and help him. But If it doesnt I just want him to be put down. I am not willing to let anything suffer.


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