1. michelledrucker

    michelledrucker Out Of The Brooder

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    Only one of my hens survived an animal getting into the coop. She has an injured beak. The top half is broken as in a peice had broken off. The bottom looks like it may be cracked. She is drinking but is having trouble eating. Any advice? Can I put anything in her water for nutrition? She is drinking but isn't even eating her favorite soft foods. We tried cooked egg, grapes etc, all soft favorite food cut up small. We tried hand feeding too.here is a picture[​IMG]
     
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  2. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper Premium Member

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    When they break a beak it is painful. Is there any of it hanging loose? Sometimes you can superglue them back together. They generally will regrow if that aren't broke off to far and they will learn to eat but it takes a few days. Can you post a picture?
     
  3. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Depending on what you mean by broken? If possible you can use Crazy glue to repair a beak...The best is clean water or you can even give her a bit of gatoraid a few times a day..Wet her regular feed..Try spoon feeding her...She is probably in a bit of shock..
    Sorry for your loss..

    Best of luck...
     
  4. michelledrucker

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  5. michelledrucker

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    Here is a picture. Thank you for taking the time to look.[​IMG]
     
  6. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Poor thing...Her face is painful...Once it heals a bit and the bruising is gone she will be able to eat...Water right now is the most important thing...An antibiotic will help her also....Do not change her feed..Wet some and try that...Keep her warm and quiet...

    Best of Luck....

    Cheers!
     
  7. michelledrucker

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    Thank you so much. I have her on an antibiotic, tylan. At least she is drinking. We feel special bad for her being hurt and lonely.
     
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  8. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Right now she would need to be alone anyways...Poor girl...Give her a pat from me...
    Your doing the best for her...I hope she makes it...

    Best of Luck!

    Cheers!
     
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  9. Newmamabear

    Newmamabear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aww what a trooper. I agree with the above. Making a thin mash up for her to drink easily may encourage her to keep her calories up, good luck!
     
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  10. minihorse927

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    Yeah, no glueing that. Wet her feed and make sure she has plenty of water. Good on the tylan. Keep her separated and comfortable and she will heal.
     
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