My new Roo has a cracked beak!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Cluck4Me, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. Cluck4Me

    Cluck4Me Out Of The Brooder

    May 27, 2008
    This morning I noticed that my new 8 month old Blue Laced Red Wyandotte Roo (we adopted him 2 weeks ago?) has a large crack on his top beak! [​IMG]
    He seems to get along wonderfully with my small flock, so I can't even imagine how this happened...
    The crack starts about half way from the top of his beak, and extends on both sides. Let's just say, it almost looks as if it would snap off if someone tried to grab his beak.
    He's eating and drinking, and there's no evidence of dried blood, etc.
    What happened? Could this be the result of poor nutrition prior to us adopting him?
    Here's the big question...will his beak eventually grow back if it snaps off at the crack?
    I'm so worried...we adore him!

    - Sandy
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Call me crazy but I'd probably try to use a small amount of packaging tape (and maybe even some crazy glue) to hold it together... is it just the upper beak and how far does the crack extend?

    PLEASE, DON'T tape or glue the upper and lower together!

    Could you show us a picture?
  3. Cluck4Me

    Cluck4Me Out Of The Brooder

    May 27, 2008
  4. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2009
    Northern California
    I think he'd grow that back if it falls off. It would be slow, but he should.

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