Lathargic and battered beak-newbie please help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 18chicks, Nov 4, 2008.

  1. 18chicks

    18chicks New Egg

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    Hi All

    We've had our flock for about a year now 17 hens and a rooster. All have been in great health and laying well, one of our black cochins has stopped going outside of the coop for about 3 days, and I noticed today that her beak looked weird, almost like worm wood with grooves and chips out of it (sorry hard to explain) wondering what to do, should I seperate her (but I dont want to cause her extra stress) Any input would be great, thanks!

    Joe
     
  2. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    A photo would be most helpful...
    What is her feeding regime?
     
  3. 18chicks

    18chicks New Egg

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    I will get a photo in the a.m. (already dark here) she eats layena laying pellets, occasional snacks (apples, tomatoes, lettuce, etc) and is allowed to free range once a week when we are in the yard on sundays

    Thanks for your help
     
  4. nhnanna

    nhnanna Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2008
    The chicken coop
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    I hope your girl is ok [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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