I hope someone can help me. My three year old Americana rooster broke his beak today. I'm not sure how, but I suspect it was because he got his beak stuck in some hardware cloth while trying to 'fight' with my other rooster who was in his cage at the time. They do this now and then, but I've never had any sort of problem like this with them until today. I suspect he got his beak stuck in it and then tried to pull it out and this occurred. A few years ago, I had one hen while in that cage (I might have written about it here) who also did the same thing and her upper beak was cracked, while this seems much more major. I brought him inside and put some neosporin on it and sought to see if I could put it back in the right position. He had been dripping blood for at least 10 minutes (that's from the time I saw he was hurt until the time the blood stopped.) but it wasn't a lot of blood. It was a slow drip. I was not able to reposition it at all as I could tell it was quite painful for him to have me touch it and also I think since the blood coagulated inside it was not possible. As you can see from the photos, his beak is quite maligned. My hen mentioned previously, who had her beak broke, healed very nicely without much intervention at all. (I did the same for her- neosporin on the crack in her beak.) But with this guy, I'm thinking about taking him to the vet tomorrow. He did exhibit interest in pointing out food to his hens, but I did not see him eat. It was almost roosting time when I spotted this and his crop was full so at least I'm happy he got his food for the day. I'm worried that he will not be able to eat tomorrow. He is a very healthy large rooster with a sweet disposition. I would really hate to loose him. So I ask, how serious is this? What should I be looking for? Do you think he will survive? Does his beak need to be reset? It just looks like there is another beak underneath the break, like there are layers of beak and this top layer started to 'shave' off. Luckily, the other girls are not picking on it. As I said the blood has coagulated, so at least he has stopped bleeding. Can you give me any advice? Here are some photos I took late this afternoon. I think you can see how lopsided it is.