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Lost upper beak !!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by celticfarmer, Nov 9, 2015.

  1. celticfarmer

    celticfarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    I cam home last night to a hen who's upper beak was removed by a predator trap that I had set by the chicken yard (we've been having other issues).

    She might have a quarter inch left of her upper beak, maybe less. I'm wondering if she'll be able to eat like that or if it would just be more humane to put her out of her misery.

    Please help, I feel terrible and I have no idea the best thing to do. Have you had any beak losses? How much can they live with? How should I treat it so it heals best?
     
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2015
  2. Skeeter10

    Skeeter10 Out Of The Brooder

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    my guess would freezer camp
     
  3. celticfarmer

    celticfarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    So I've been doing some reading and apparently the beak can grow back???

    Does anyone have any idea how far back it can get chopped before it won't grow back or am I reading the wrong stuff?
     

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