Japanese Quail beak is overgrown and HEAVILY bleeding

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by GwenGenAndSen, Mar 31, 2015.

  1. GwenGenAndSen

    GwenGenAndSen Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello, guys I'm yet again disappointed that I haven't come here on better terms, but I need assistance. My hen has developed an overgrown beak that is now bleeding. I have corn starch on hand, but I need advice on what to do next. Please hurry!
     
  2. sumi

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    Can you give us a bit more details, please? Which part of the beak is bleeding, did she injure it and how badly, have you got a pic of it, etc?

    Cornstarch can help stop the bleeding as long as it's not too severe.
     
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  3. GwenGenAndSen

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    The top half of the beak is cracked and bleeding. It suddenly happened after I fed my other quail. She has had an overgrown beak for three weeks, and I didn't want to tamper with it because of my limited experience with beak clipping.
     
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    Can someone please respond?
     
  5. sumi

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    Did you manage to stop the bleeding with the cornstarch? If you have that under control, clean up the area and see how severe the crack is. What you can do, depending on the crack and how severe it is, is to patch it up very carefully with a little superglue. It it's not too severe and the hen can eat and drink o.k. I'd leave it and let it heal by itself.

    We'd be able to advice you better if you can post some pics of the damage...
     
  6. GwenGenAndSen

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    The bleeding has stopped for now, and her beak is still attached enough to the point where it would be too painful to clip it off, but wouldn't the fumes from the glue be harmful to it? Also I already embedded a picture of my hen in a response to you. I'll retry posting the picture though.
     
  7. sumi

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    A number of people I know of fixed broken and cracked beaks with this method. It's sometimes used with flesh wounds as well and harmless to the bird. Just make sure you stay clear of her nostrils and that she can close her beak etc.

    I cannot see any pics that you've uploaded, sorry.
     
  8. GwenGenAndSen

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    Thank you for your advice.
     

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