My RIR Has A Hole in Her Beak!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by OldEnglishGameBantam33, Oct 15, 2018.

  1. OldEnglishGameBantam33

    OldEnglishGameBantam33 Crowing

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    One day I saw that my road island red hen had a hole in her beak. It was more of an indent. I am not sure if the other hens were picking on her or if it is a bacterial infection but It seems to have no effect on her spirit. Please tell me if you know why it is there and how I can fix it! Screenshot 2018-10-15 at 6.14.57 PM.png
     

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  2. LoveMyChickenBabies

    LoveMyChickenBabies Songster

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    :welcome
    Glad you joined our flock! We are sure you'll love it here, so pull up a roost!

    @KikisGirls @Wyorp Rock Can you help this girl out?
     
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  3. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Set 40 eggs Jan. 2!

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    It looks like it may have been cracked/broken... :confused: Not sure there is really much you can do. I'm sorry I couldn't offer anything helpful.
     
  4. ButtonquailGirl14

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  5. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi

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    I can't zoom in on the picture, but it looks like a cracked beak to me. If it's stable, you don't really have to do anything. If it's 'loose', you might want to make a brace for it with a teabag and some glue to hold it in place so it doesn't get further damaged or worse, knocked off.

    It's most likely very sore too so make sure she's still eating, and maybe provide deep feed dishes for her until it heals so her beak isn't smacking off the bottom when she tries to take a bite.
     
  6. OldEnglishGameBantam33

    OldEnglishGameBantam33 Crowing

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    ok, thank you!
     
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  7. OldEnglishGameBantam33

    OldEnglishGameBantam33 Crowing

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    I am pretty sure it is not cracked severely but It may just be peck int he beak. Should I clean it?
     
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  8. Granny Hatchet

    Granny Hatchet Tastes like chicken

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    @Pyxis How ? Is the tea bag like seaming tape ?
     
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