Small crack in duck beak - should I worry?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by GallusCornelius, Jun 22, 2017.

  1. GallusCornelius

    GallusCornelius Chirping

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    I have 3 white pekin ducks, about 2 months old. One of them as recently developed some kind of crack or split in the top of her beak (see photos - sorry for the back quality, she's a little afraid of my phone). She is acting fine, eating and drinking, and it doesn't seem to be a problem (yet). Any info on what this might have been caused by, or suggestions on how to help? Thanks! IMG_5788.JPG IMG_5790.JPG IMG_5794.JPG
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Puppy Dreaming

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    Could be she stuck it through a wire fence and caused a slight nick?
     
  3. GallusCornelius

    GallusCornelius Chirping

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    they do have a chicken wire wall around their run. i havent noticed them sticking their beaks through it but it is possible. should i do anything to help it heal? any concern of infection or it cracking more?
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Puppy Dreaming

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    To me it looks okay and I wouldn't do anything, it should heal I would think, though I haven't seen something like that before.
     

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