Tip of beak missing??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ErinFitz, Jan 26, 2014.

  1. ErinFitz

    ErinFitz Out Of The Brooder

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    My black mixed breed Hawk, had a black beak that ended in a clear tip, and today I noticed the tip of the top beak is gone! She seems fine and doesn't seem to notice but its really upset me, I have no idea how its happened. Would it be because the tip was clear?
     
  2. MoototheCluck88

    MoototheCluck88 Chillin' With My Peeps

    She should be all right. Can she still eat and drink normally on her own?
     
  3. ErinFitz

    ErinFitz Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeh she's been eating fine, I haven't seen her drink but she's running around normaly. I'm so confused as to how this would happen also :(
     
  4. MoototheCluck88

    MoototheCluck88 Chillin' With My Peeps

    She might have pecked something too hard. What kind of food do you give her and do you freerange her in the yard?
     
  5. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Here is a photo of one of my girls who broke off her beak [​IMG]



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    Now it took a bit of work but she is doing fin now but I also
    have to keep an eye on her daily to make sure she is eating [​IMG]

    The bottom I had to file down so she could eat better [​IMG]




    gander007 [​IMG]
     
  6. ErinFitz

    ErinFitz Out Of The Brooder

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    I've been keeping an eye on her and she's been eating fine, they get let out at 5am every day and have free range of our huge backyard, and put themself away at night. She gets fed normal chook food and I throw it out onto the grass so she's pecking on soft ground which is why I'm so confused.
     
  7. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    It is good to know she is getting along just fine now [​IMG]
     

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