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Magpie

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Kate
I know that this is usually more of a place for parrots and I have those too but this post mainly involves a chicken.
I’m entertaining the idea of making some prosthetics for a rescue hen. She came to us with a damaged beak and more recently ended up with frostbite which has led to the loss of toes.

I’ve been looking into body-powered prosthetics like those from “Naked Prosthetics” and the biggest issues I can see are how to secure it on her feet in a way that won’t hurt her but also won’t fall off, and how to make sure that the parts are non-toxic in case they fall off and someone eats it.

I’ve also stumbled across several articles about a wild parrot who got a prosthetic beak. My girl’s beak causes issues but it’s not life threatening so I don’t want to install metal bars in her of anything but I could make a sort of cap and stick it to her upper bill. The issues with this idea are, non-toxic material for the beak, and non-toxic glue of some kind that I can have right next to her nose and won’t hurt her with the fumes.

Neither of these are absolutely necessary and I might do absolutely nothing with these ideas but I feel like it’s an idea worth entertaining so I’m looking into it.

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Her name is Deborah. She’s a speckled Sussex.
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You can see how her upper bill is shorter than the bottom.
 

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