Loss of a top beak

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Julejello, Jan 3, 2008.

  1. Julejello

    Julejello Hatching

    Jan 3, 2008
    One of our beloved farm chickens lost the top of her beak. She has her tongue and her lower beak. Will the top beak ever grow back? Is the stress of her beak loss causing her to drop all of her feathers. We hand feed her daily and she is coping with it, but do beaks grow? Help, we know nothing about chickens.
  2. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    I believe they wont grow back. I think tips of the beak do but not the whole thing. I have 4 de beaked sex links and it looks like they will always be like that. I will always love them though.
  3. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    It depends on how far back that it broke off...a debeaked chicken's beak won't grow back because it's cauterized when it's cut.

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