split beak

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by yesfantina, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. yesfantina

    yesfantina Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 16, 2011

    Here's a picture of Rosie - my 24 wk old red star. We recently noticed that her top beak has split. She's acting normal and happy and eating and stuff. (other than her abnormal laying in the night which i posted about in a separate thread) Is this something I need to worry about?

    I've searched this site and seen things about split beaks and super glue and filing and things. Is something necessary? Or can we let nature take it's course.. Will it heal?

    Thanks so much
  2. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 28, 2010
    North Florida
    I had a showgirl roo do this too only his was forked! I put a cement paver near the food and just kept an eye on it to make sure it didn't get worse and after a while he filed it down.

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