Missing top part of beak

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Karla, Jun 1, 2007.

  1. Karla

    Karla Hatching

    Mar 29, 2007
    I need some advice on what to do with a Rooster. I came home yesterday and noticed that my Rooster was missing the top part of his beak. He is acting normal and eating. What should I do? I don't have a clue as to what happened, no blood, no other wounds. Should I put him down?
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2007
  2. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Songster

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    If he is eating fine then leave him be. It may or may not grow back. But I would wait and watch him for a while before I would do anything to him.
  3. missusduray

    missusduray Songster

    May 20, 2007
    Northern Minnesota
    I am sure that he will be fine. Sometimes this is done on puropse in large flocks to keep from pecking and canibalism. It is called debeaking. I am sure that your roo caught his beak on something and it was an accident but other chickens live their whole lives like this and do just fine. So even if it doesnt grow back, I am sure that he will be ok.

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