Trace Oswald wrote:You could put a little DE on it just in case. It can't do any harm. Just don't put enough to make a cloud that she could breathe in.
Amy Arnett wrote:If she's not exhibiting other symptoms, I would guess it's just an injury. Maybe from getting her beak caught in a small opening or on a wire or something.
If she starts shaking her head and/or rubbing her beak excessively, it could be mites.
There is a discussion on backyard chickens about a similar looking beak.
They talk about the possibility of mites, fungus, frostbite in high humidity, and dryness as other possible causes.
Morfydd St. Clair wrote:
Brody Ekberg wrote:I just chopper chicory root, dehydrated it, then roasted it until it smelled like hot fresh chocolate brownies. It has me seriously considering using roasted chicory root as a local, perennial, native, sustainable cocoa substitute! I cant find anything online about people doing this, but I cant imagine why not. This could be a really great thing since everyone loves chocolate, but we over consume it and most of us really have no business eating cocoa anyway since it is far from local for us. Chicory chocolate could be a future business idea!
Ok, but does it taste like chocolate as well as smell like it? Because I'd be really disappointed to smell all the goodness and then have it be bland and/or bitter.