Weird place on beak.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by TerryH, Jul 23, 2016.

  1. TerryH

    TerryH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of our BO's has an odd spot on her beak. Pics are attached. She seems Perfectly fine. Suggestions on what it is or what I should do?

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  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I would look for something sharp such as a feeder or fencing that she may have injured her beak on. It should heal up on it's own, but you can dab on some betadine on the spot.
     
  3. TerryH

    TerryH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. I suspected it might be such. We have PVC feeders and use horizontal nipple waterers. Guessing she probably did it on the hardware cloth on the run. Can't think of any where else she could have done it but I'll check everything at chicken level tomorrow.
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Is beak 'chipped'?
    Dried blood on there?
    Wipe with damp cloth to see better?

    Agrees...something sharp, HC a good possibility.
    I'd just keep an eye on it.
     
  5. TerryH

    TerryH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is a small chip. Don't think any of the discoloration is dried blood.
     

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