Missing beak?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by krystlew420, Apr 10, 2017.

  1. krystlew420

    krystlew420 Just Hatched

    Apr 10, 2017
    Hello! I have a bantam hen who has been sitting on her eggs since the 10th i believe. I've been watching not wanting to disturb the hen and natural cycle.Today i see a baby chick on the floor of coop and its weak but walking, almost staggering. Its dry as if its been out for some time. I pick up to inspect and it is missing a portion of its top beak. Almost like it didnt form correctly, and its soft. One of its eyes is closed. I put it in box with heat lamp but im sot sure there is much i can do. any suggestions?? thanks!
  2. Hillaire

    Hillaire Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 13, 2017
    Hudson Valley NY
    I would check the eye to make sure it's not infected or anything and I would keep an eye on mama if other chicks hatch make sure she isn't beating the poor things. As for the beak if it's not there its not there not much you can do about that. Good luck with the hatch and the babies

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