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Overly trimmed beak!! Bloody!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by shetan83, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. shetan83

    shetan83 In the Brooder

    Apr 7, 2012
    San Dimas, CA
    Hey BYC,

    One of our hens had a top beak that was starting to split, so my mom trimmed it with some scissors. That part went fine.

    However, because the lower beak was much shorter than the upper beak, my mom thought she would trim it down with scissors too. But then it started bleeding like crazy! Mom feels terrible now, and is panicking about what we should do to help the hen.

    She ran the beak under water for a few minutes, but it kept on bleeding. Then she put some hydrogen peroxide to kill any bacteria if there was any. She also put on this powder:

    On humans, this powder has been found to reduce post-operational bleeding, and it did seem to help...

    I'm worried though. Is there anything we should be doing to help the hen? Do we separate her from the flock until her beak heals? What should we do to take care of her?

  2. calmwinds

    calmwinds In the Brooder

    Feb 10, 2013
    I would keep her separated from the flock as the others will peck on anything that is different looking. I would keep her warm with plenty of water and feed. My suggestion

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