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

    Apr 30, 2009
    Central Massachusetts
    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

    Mar 25, 2008
    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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