Silkie scissors beak broke.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by DoubleMM, Jul 31, 2014.

  1. DoubleMM

    DoubleMM Songster

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    Silkie pullet hatched around March 15th. Scissors beak began to show up within couple of weeks. She seemed to adapt and grew to be about the same size and weight as he sister. She may have just started to lay, had a couple of really small eggs last couple of days.

    This morning her beak was like normal but some how she broke the upper tip.



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    Above: Before the break
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    She not showing any pain, but it is 107 degrees today and all the birds are slow so can't tell for sure.

    Any suggestions? What I should watch for?
     
  2. jennfurtrombly

    jennfurtrombly In the Brooder

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    From what I understand, those with scissor beak simply learn to scoop food instead of peck. I'd keep an eye on her but she should be fine. When I worry that any of mine aren't eating I check their crop at the end of the day to make sure there is food in it.
     
  3. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Crowing

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    Oh, I think she'll be fine...it actually appears better than the 'before' pic to me! One thing you might be sure to do is elevate a feeder on a cinder block or whatever so she can 'scoop' her feed...same thing with water...keep us updated!
     
  4. DoubleMM

    DoubleMM Songster

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    Thanks
     

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