split beak question

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by berkeleysprings, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. berkeleysprings

    berkeleysprings Chillin' With My Peeps

    i have a young wheaten marans hen and she has a slight spilt in just the tip of her top beak right down the center so my question is it a genetic thing she might pass on ?
    will it get worse ?
    i can hardly see it
     
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2009
  2. lotzahenz

    lotzahenz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 28, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    I would doubt a "split" beak is genetic, but there is no way to know for sure. I'd trim it with pliers and maybe file it down smooth, like a rough fingernail. Once the split has been removed, see if it returns. Sorry, not much more I know about this. HenZ
     
  3. gottalovemychickens

    gottalovemychickens SaveAChickenRideACowboy

    i wouldnt do that if its split all the way up because if you go to cut then it will split even bigger
     
  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Use superglue to glue the split together, and a nail file to smooth any rough edges.
     
  5. gottalovemychickens

    gottalovemychickens SaveAChickenRideACowboy

    Quote:yeah that would be more like it
     
  6. HenNewbie

    HenNewbie Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Did you try the super glue? Did it work? I have a 22 wk old Buff Orphington with a split beak... thus the Q.
     

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