Orpington with Beak Injuries

jjunge08

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When I was out with the hens as they were free ranging tonight I noticed the ones beak looked off. I grabbed her to get a closer look and the tip is broke and there is some black buildup towards base of beak. Black buildup may just be dirt from pecking around yard and run. Is this cause for concern? Will it repair itself over time? She seems to be eating and free ranging just fine.
 

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Looks like she scraped it on something. The black looks like a scab.

Likely the tip will eventually fall off or get pulled off. Right now it's protecting the cuticle underneath, so personally...I would leave it alone.

She's eating/drinking and foraging. Just check it daily, if the tip gets to where it's just hanging on, then you can finish clipping it off with nail clippers.
 

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