Turkey with cracked beak

GRacer3648

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My blue slate hen recently formed a minor crack in her beak. Today when I was putting her away for the night I noticed it the crack had grown and was going down the middle and continued up her face as well. I brought her inside and out her in a brooder while I figure out what to do. I'm going to put triple antibiotic ointment on her face and am not sure what to put on her beak.
 

GRacer3648

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She calmed down and is sleeping in a brooder in my garage. I've applied triple antibiotic ointment onto her cut. She is a very calm and docile turkey. I hatched her and raised her this spring. She was lonely a little while ago but has calmed down since then.
 

CluckerFamily

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She calmed down and is sleeping in a brooder in my garage. I've applied triple antibiotic ointment onto her cut. She is a very calm and docile turkey. I hatched her and raised her this spring. She was lonely a little while ago but has calmed down since then.
I'm glad to hear that. I only have chickens but I would've done the same thing.
I wonder if she accidently flew into something... poor girl.
 

GRacer3648

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She's a pretty clumsy flier at night-but then again she can't see very well at night either. It is very likely that she could've flown into another coop or a fence. Is there a way I can strengthen her beak until it heals?
 

GRacer3648

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Do you have any suggestions as to how to do that. I'm planning on calling my vet tomorrow to ask similar questions. She is having trouble eating, I think she is in some pain so I'm trying to do as much as I can to make this stress-free and quick.
 

CluckerFamily

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I agree, beaks don't fuse back together but they will continue to grow out. I would think you would need to somehow hold the beak together until the beak grows out. I have no idea of how to do this.
Do you have a trusted vet in your area?
 

GRacer3648

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Yes, all of my goats, dogs, cats, and other animals go to the same vet. I have been seeing them for the last 5 years or so
 

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