Hen with beak injury

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dracoe19, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. dracoe19

    dracoe19 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my hens I let go broody and hatch babies recently became injured. Yesterday I noticed her beak was injured pretty badly... She can eat but it seems to be difficult since her top beak is longer than the bottom. She acts fine and the only reason it caught my eye was due to taking photos. She is a bit thin from what I am assuming having difficulty eating.

    What should I do? I feel like I should trim her beak to make it easier to eat? I know there is blood flow so I would have to cauterize it. Has anyone had a problem like this?

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    dracoe19 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    delisha Overrun With Chickens

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    Any chance you know a person who does nails?
    Her beak needs to be reformed. It would not be that hard to do with someone who had experience with making acrylic nails.
    My DH could do it too because he is a brick layer and a restoration specialist. He can mold and repair anything. But don't ask him to help suture..he will pass out..sheesh

    If you have perm papers..you could cut tiny little pieces of that paper and super glue them to build a proper beak. You would need to make sure the bird could not move..possibly by wrapping her securely in a towel. Using super glue on the paper only and being so very careful not to get anything close to her nostrils. (nares) The fumes will be hard on her so you will need to take your time. I recommend you use good ventilation and a small fan.You will also need a good pair of tweezers and the professional manicurist.

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