Will the bill of a goose heal itself?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Truffle, Dec 2, 2010.

  1. Truffle

    Truffle Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a pair of Chinese geese 5 months old . Yesterday, I noticed Gideon's, [the male] bill was cracked with a chip missing. I'm sick to my stomach worrying over him. Can anyone tell me, will it grow back? It doesn't seem to be bothering him, but he's not eating as much grass as before. We live in up state NY and there's not too much green grass left. I have been having a time finding something other than grass that they will eat! I do give them cracked corn, but I don't think it's nutritious. Thanks...
     
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Small chips and splits will grow out over time. Not too much to worry about usually, unless the damage is great enough to impede eating or is causing bleeding. It may be tender to the touch as birds have many sensory nerves in their beaks, and that may be why he's not grazing as much grass as is his norm. Maybe chop up some salad greens for him to augment the rapidly fading green grass?

    Good luck with him.
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Geese also need a balanced diet along with salad greens which mine love, also feed flock raiser or some kind of balanced feed not just cracked corn. My goose injured his bill in the summer it has healed up nicely.
     

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