Split beak

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by super silkie, Feb 24, 2014.

  1. super silkie

    super silkie Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my silkie hens has a split beak and I would like to know If I can or should do something about it
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    could you post a picture? Is it a major split or just hairline? Did it just happen now, or has she always had it.
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Yes, post a pic here so we can have a look at it. Beaks grow. And if this is NOT a genetic issue or deformity, where they beak would want to grow in the split fashion, then the split will grow out. If this bird was hatched this way, it will most likely always be split.

    Good luck with your babies and enjoy BYC!
     
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Hope your silkie is OK.
     
  5. JDchicks

    JDchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. super silkie

    super silkie Out Of The Brooder

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  7. super silkie

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    I don't really know how long but she did not have it all her life I just saw it yesterday
     
  8. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    The split doesn't look all that bad. And it doesn't look like it would effect her eating. You might find an avian vet near by you and see if maybe the beak can be trimmed down. I wouldn't do it yourself as beaks have blood and sensory feeling to them and you can cause her pain if you don't trim it right. But if you can't find a vet, unless it gets worse, I don't think it is a problem. If she is eating and drinking well, I would leave it alone. Good luck with her, she is a cutey pie!
     
  9. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright [​IMG] great to have you joining the BYC flock [​IMG]



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    This chicken ran into a fence and broke her beak but has
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