Please help I don’t know

tmcdonald226

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I don't know what happened to my EE Blondie. As I was putting everyone to bed tonight she was already in the coop like this.

What can I do to help her?
 

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azygous

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The bad news is beak injuries are extremely painful due to so many nerve endings there. That's because a chicken's beak serves so many purposes - eating, communication, punishment of younger flock members, exploration, and digging.

The good news is her beak will heal. But it needs to be protected or it will crack and break and then it may not ever heal.

You need to find thin paper or cloth, like tea bag paper or silk, and glue it over the injured beak to hold the broken pieces together. Use super glue gel, careful not to get it in her nares or eyes.

You can give her 81 grain aspirin for pain twice a day.

Give her only liquid or wet soft foods until it's completely healed. If you have an infirmary pen in the run, or even make a temporary one, she won't need to leave her friends but will still be protected from further injury.

After you see to fixing her beak, you need to find the ragged metal or wood that caused this injury and fix it.
 

tmcdonald226

Chirping
Jun 9, 2020
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The bad news is beak injuries are extremely painful due to so many nerve endings there. That's because a chicken's beak serves so many purposes - eating, communication, punishment of younger flock members, exploration, and digging.

The good news is her beak will heal. But it needs to be protected or it will crack and break and then it may not ever heal.

You need to find thin paper or cloth, like tea bag paper or silk, and glue it over the injured beak to hold the broken pieces together. Use super glue gel, careful not to get it in her nares or eyes.

You can give her 81 grain aspirin for pain twice a day.

Give her only liquid or wet soft foods until it's completely healed. If you have an infirmary pen in the run, or even make a temporary one, she won't need to leave her friends but will still be protected from further injury.

After you see to fixing her beak, you need to find the ragged metal or wood that caused this injury and fix it.
Ok I'll be keeping her inside for now
 

HuffleClaw

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Let us know how she is doing. Although I’m not sure why on many threads superglue is commonly suggested to fix these things... Superglue is toxic and damages healthy tissue (sooo it does more harm than good). I’m so glad things like liquid bandage exist. Much better!! :wee
 

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