Rooster has broken beak -- dangling -- should I snip off the tissue? Or let it dry up? Help!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by LadyMaryChicken, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. LadyMaryChicken

    LadyMaryChicken Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 2, 2013
    Rooster's beak tip broke when he got into it with the second roo. He's bleeding and it looks like the hard part of the top tip is dangling with a little bit of flesh as well.

    I want to administer some type of first aid, but should I snip off this piece of flesh? I'm afraid that this is a nerve ending and will cause a lot of pain. But it's definitely going to come off at some point.....

    And should I bandage it or will it heal on its own? Not sure how the poor guy will eat if it's bandaged....

    Please help!!!
  2. nab58

    nab58 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2013
    can you post a picture so we can see exactly what the injury looks like?
  3. Nambroth

    Nambroth Fud Lady

    Apr 7, 2011
    Western NY
    My Coop
    If you can, please share a photo-- it will allow us to make the best possible educated guesses as to how to help him! Some of us have dealt with broken beaks before, and how it is handled depends on the location and severity of the break...

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