Split beak - Rooster Beak,

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Shereee99, Mar 17, 2018.

  1. Shereee99

    Shereee99 In the Brooder

    May 21, 2017
    So I have an almost year old Sussex Rooster and this morning he was making a strange noise so my dad went down to check on him and he stopped making the noise. Later on in the day I went down to check on him and noticed his top beak looked like it was shedding but there was some blood..

    He eventually scratched it off himself but ever since he's been acting weirdly, he hasn't been excited to eat, sleeps a lot and doesn't "dance" anymore. Does anyone have any tips on how to get him back to feeling 100% or if there's an issue with his beak now? (Pictures included) IMG_20180316_153646376.jpg IMG_20180316_154636423.jpg IMG_20180316_155034645.jpg
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  2. ButtonquailGirl14

    ButtonquailGirl14 Crossing the Road

    Jul 13, 2017
    Northport WA
    ugghhhhh........... i doubt he can breed now.. hmm
  3. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Crossing the Road

    Apr 6, 2014
    Melrose Park Illinois
    Your rooster will survive and adapt. If the bottom portion of beak was the injured part, then he would have problems drinking water.
    Not much you can do, that I am aware of. :idunno
    WISHING YOU BEST... :highfive:
  4. Shereee99

    Shereee99 In the Brooder

    May 21, 2017
    I personally don't mind if he doesn't breed but I was just curious to know why he wouldn't be able to any more?
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  5. Shereee99

    Shereee99 In the Brooder

    May 21, 2017
    Thank you
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  6. azygous

    azygous Crossing the Road

    Dec 11, 2009
    Colorado Rockies
    First of all, a broken beak that far back into the nerve and blood supply is painful and traumatic enough to cause your rooster to behave as he is. He may even be in shock and I would treat for that first. Electrolytes is the best thing to stabilize a chicken in shock.

    Next is controlling infection. Vetericyn is the best, easiest antiseptic there is. Betadine can be used as an alternative. Do this three times a day until it heals.

    I don't know if you can glue that broken piece back on and have it work, but you can try. Here is a Chicken Chick column on how to do it. http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2013/01/repairing-chickens-broken-beak/
  7. Pigpie

    Pigpie Songster

    Mar 2, 2018
    My duck had a bad injury on his beak from being shut in door ( he thought he should sneak in house behind me) I didn't notice he was there:he anyway I gave him soft food like cooked oatmeal very watery etc so he could eat until it healed, it did heal you can see where the injury was but he healed right up

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