Yet another chicken injury - this time a hen with a bruised beak

ChickensRsmart

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I acquired another hen yesterday (she needed a home) and so I put her into a run adjacent to my other hen - Thinking they could not fight through the wire fencing between them (and they can't). HOWEVER, my hen went CRAZY when she saw this new hen and charged the fence and I think she tried to peck the other hen through the wire poultry netting. She ended up bruising the tip of her beak (and there was even a paper thing sliver of beak on the left side of her upper beak - it's no longer there, but the tip of her beak is bruised pretty good.
This hen had her beaked trimmed when she was a chick...is this bruise going to be a problem for her? She can eat soft foods today - and she even eats small grains and safflower seeds...but normally by now (at this time in the early evening, her crop is full - but not tonight)... I can tell it hurts her to try to eat normally...
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It looks like there's been some similar mishaps with other peoples' hens...but none of them appeared to be hens with trimmed beaks...
 
She'll be sore for a few days, but it should be fine.
Thanks WR!

It started looking (before she banged her beak) like her beak might be growing back a little - post beak trimming. I doubt that's going to happen now... But, I've got her doing pretty good - I just watch her for mites or lice...since she can't pick them off her body.
 

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