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omg my 4 month old chick has a black beak

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by peep peep betty, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. peep peep betty

    peep peep betty Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 8, 2013
    my 4 month chick has a black beak and im very worried and dont know what it is
    also my 5month has a sore on her nose
    have any ideas why?
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    Don't worry, the blackish beak is normal. Different breeds of chickens, and even individual birds within a breed, have their own color of beak. Some breeds have yellow beaks, other have pure black beaks, some are bluish, etc.

    The sore on your 5 month old chick's nose appears to be an injury. My chickens usually get injuries like that when they fight with eachother, especially when they fight through wire. It should heal fine with no attention, though if you want to, you can put some antibiotic ointment (nothing that contains "cain/caine" ingredients, as those are harmful to birds) on the wound.
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    X2. Very few chickens have pure yellow beaks. For example, Wyandottes have "horn" beaks, which are shades of yellow and black.

    My chickens get those injuries too. They're usually fine in a couple days.
  4. peep peep betty

    peep peep betty Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 8, 2013
    she has had this for a week or so
  5. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    The sore on her nose is probably an injury from a feeder, waterer, a fence, or something else she has injured it on. I would do a walk-through around the coop and run, or anywhere else she could have cut it.

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