Hen with broken and peeling beak?

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10 Years
Feb 21, 2009
Will update with pics soon.

My little Old English hen is always being picked on by the other chickens. I am in 4-H poultry and she is my show bird, so I went out to work with her today, and noticed some spots on her beak are peeling, chipping, one spot even has a small hole!

These are not bleeding, so it is not bad yet...but I can't show her with pieces missing out of her beak.

Any idea what it is caused by/ has anybody had this happen to their chickens---and is there anything I can put on it or give to her to help it heal?
From reading old posts it appears that beaks do grow back. If you are sure it's from other chickens picking on her I would suggest seperating her. If you are not sure of the cause, more info is needed. A pic would be great.

Good luck,

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