One of my coturnix has a mildly broken beak...will it mend itself?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Emilys3guppies, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. Emilys3guppies

    Emilys3guppies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's broken the tip of her beak? The only thing attaching it to the rest of the beak is the end of the quick. It's not affecting her eating or anything...so I should just leave it, right? It will grow off, won't it?

    Thanks!
    Emily
     
  2. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

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    If she is able yo eat fine I would let it be
     
  3. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

    Nov 25, 2007
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    You can put a drop of super glue in it to hold it on if it looks like it will get snagged and cause further injury. (Just be careful not to glue the beak together! [​IMG] )
     
  4. kingpincray

    kingpincray Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No it won't grow back. I have a male that has lost most of its upper part of the beak but he still eats, drinks and mates. SO i just left him to it.
     
  5. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

    Nov 25, 2007
    High Desert, CA
    Quote:Doesn't it matter now much is broke off? I thought (inexperienced here with this sort of thing), that small chips off the end will grow back since the beak grows like fingernails...as long as the quick is still fully attached. [​IMG]
     
  6. Emilys3guppies

    Emilys3guppies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now that I'm thinking about it, this must be the same hen who injured the nose of her beak about a month ago. It was bleeding a bit and her beak was slightly mishapen. This must be the grown out broken bit from back then!

    I think I'm going to leave it...if it will grow off the quick then she won't bleed. I would have to pick up some styptic powder to trim it, I think. All that's holding it to her beak is the quick.
     
  7. kingpincray

    kingpincray Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine probably had too much broken off and it never grew back. Small chips seems too. He manages quite well without much of the upper beak though.
     
  8. QuailQT

    QuailQT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A couple days after I got my first males, i went to the pen and found blood everywhere and freaked! Then i found the little guy who it was coming from. It seemed like half of his upper beak was gone and I could see some of his tongue when his beak was closed. Still not sure what happened, but I thought that I would lose him and it grew back just fine.

    I think that this is him in the pic.
    [​IMG]
     

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