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Tip of Roosters Beak Broke Off

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by coopmstr1985, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. coopmstr1985

    coopmstr1985 Out Of The Brooder

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    The tip of my roosters beak has broke off. I know this is not a big issue as long as he can still pick up food. I'm not worried about the hard part of his beak that broke, as it simply broke into a smaller beak shape with a slight underbite. The problem is that the soft inner part of his beak now protrudes and looks to be seperating from the whole top part of his beak. The only thing I can think to do would be bandage it up and harden the bandages with super glue? any one else deal with this problem? Pics Coming ASAP
     
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    coopmstr1985 Out Of The Brooder

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  3. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Coop, I can't really tell from the picture exactly what you mean. However, I think I would still be inclined to keep a good eye on it for now and let it be, unless he needs intervention in order to eat.
     
  4. ShelleyN

    ShelleyN Out Of The Brooder

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    My BO has a crossed bill and the large hook just snapped off. She actually looks a lot better and is getting along just fine. It snapped off so high, you could see the outer shell of the nerve bud.
     
  5. coopmstr1985

    coopmstr1985 Out Of The Brooder

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    it is the roof of his beak for lack of a better term. it is soft to semi soft tissue? basically when it broke it allowed the roof of his beak to start seperating from his beak. the outter part of his beak does look better now that it has broke off. I just dont want the roof of his beak on the inside to seperate all the way back possibly leading to infection? he doesn't have a problem eating, just the occasional piece of food that gets away.
     
  6. undine

    undine Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. undine

    undine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know this is a very very old post, but i just wanted to know how your roosters beak healed. today i noticed one of my BO's beak broke off at the tip. SHe seems to be doing fine, but anything she pecks too hard at she starts to whine (the tiny bit of flesh that was exposed is too sensitive) Will my BO's beak grow back? Ive read their beaks are like our fingernails, they grow back eventually but idk. How do i take care of it? Should i clean it?
     
  8. wyllyschickens

    wyllyschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone have any suggestions? My buff brahma chickens beak accidentally got cut by my knife when she flew up onto my plate when I was eating dinner tonight ( outside). Not sure what I should do. Seems to be gingerly using her beak. Just worried. [​IMG]
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  9. ten chicks

    ten chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it cut through? You can either leave it or put a dab of super glue on it or super glue with a tea bag,i have done both. Beak injuries are very painful,try adding water to feed(so it resembles oatmeal)this will be easier for her to eat or try placing feed on a pillow or other soft object this helps to lesson impact to beak during normal pecking,i have done this with beak injuries and it works.
     
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