How do you mend a cracked beak? *pics*

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MichiganWoods, May 11, 2009.

  1. MichiganWoods

    MichiganWoods DD (Artistic Digital Diva)

    Oct 6, 2008
    West Michigan
    Not sure how he managed to do it, but my little black Araucana cracked its beak today. [​IMG] I'm sure that's gotta be painful, but he's not that old. Just a little over 4-weeks. What, if anything, can I do for pain at that age?


    Last edited: May 11, 2009

  2. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Songster

    Apr 11, 2009
    I would put super glue on the out side of beak let dry good
    and give him a asprin
    before the asprin make him
    wet mash probiotic
    2 tbsp of dry crumbles
    4 tbsp of milk any kind
    1 tbsp of yoguart
    this so he gets something in stomach
    also drush the asprin in tbsp and add 1 tsp of water
    then take a eye dropper and suck up the asprin water
    and put in his throat way back and feed him
    do this today and tommorrow and feed the wet mash twice a day
    and add 1-1000mg VitE also today and rest of week each day

    email me for more help P< ,e
  3. Ondra's Seramas

    Ondra's Seramas Drowning in Seramas

    Feb 19, 2009
    North Central WA
    Mine has something not as bad. She seems OK...............
  4. digginchicks

    digginchicks Songster

    Jan 15, 2009
    Sullivan, Indiana
    one of my austrolorp roos done the same thing but it was up the middle and not as bad so i just trimmed it and its doing great but I have no clue what I would have done if it looked anything like that [​IMG]
  5. swedishfish

    swedishfish Songster

    Apr 20, 2009
    owchies! sorry... I think the superglue would work - works good for cuts all the time. Hope he's alright!

  6. crait

    crait Songster

    Jul 9, 2008
    Dallas, Texas

  7. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

    Mar 20, 2008
    NW Kentucky
    The beak will grow out and heal like a fingernail...slowly. Do the aspirin, probiotic mash, clean it well with a sterile saline solution and put the super glue on it. That will hold it in place and seal it from dirt getting inside. [​IMG]
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  8. poor little guy!

    For the aspirin, I would use a baby aspirin or a 81mg one. Not a full regular aspirin which is 325mg.

    I would clean it with normal saline, or perhaps warm water before I applied anything else.

    Superglue just may work, but don't get it on it's nose, and try to keep it from inhaling the fumes. Maybe hold a dry cotton ball over the nose when you do it?? I'm not sure. I know the fumes hurt MY lungs, so imagine what it would feel like to him!!

    I would give him a mash for feed for awhile. Just soak the regular starter feed with a bit of water or milk to make a crumble so it would be easier for him to eat it.

    Maybe separate him if you notice ANY of the other chicks paying attention to his beak or trying to peak it.

    Good luck with the little fella!! It will grow out like a finger nail I would assume.
    Last edited: May 11, 2009
  9. MichiganWoods

    MichiganWoods DD (Artistic Digital Diva)

    Oct 6, 2008
    West Michigan
    Well I managed to dab a little super glue on him and he seems fine. None of the other guys have been picking on him at all, so I guess it's wait and see. Glad to hear it will grow out!! [​IMG] Thanks for your help, everyone!

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