will a chipped beak grow out?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Kait27, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. Kait27

    Kait27 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,
    One of my 14-week-old BO's has a tiny chip in the tip of her top beak- its only the surface layer, has no effect on her eating abilities, and i don't plan to show them, so really it isn't a big deal. I'm just curious if with time, will it grow out? Do chicken beaks constantly grow?
     
  2. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    As long as it hasn't gone back into the quick it will be just fine. [​IMG] Chickens beaks do continually grow and a chip will repair itself in time.
     
  3. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    Cool. I dunno what rooster did, but I noticed the other day that his beak was chipped. Maybe he was pecking at the fence? But it's not deep so I guess it will grow out, so that's nice.
     

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