As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Rescue cockerel in need of a new beak turns to fundraising

22:57, 24 OCT 2015
UPDATED 22:57, 24 OCT 2015

Captain Beaky's down in the mouth without a beak - but his owner's planning on buying a prosthesis

Rescued cockerel Captain Beaky is well down the pecking order... because he needs a new beak.

Other birds push him out of the way at feeding time when he takes too long to eat his food because of his malformed mouth.

Now owner Tina Wilkinson from Hest Bank near Lancaster has started a fundraisingappeal for a vet to make him a prosthetic beak .

She said: “To feed he has to bury his head in the food and rub his face around in it but the others push him out of the way so he has to eat alone.

“We are trying to find a vet that can do something for him so he can live a normal life. He is absolutely gorgeous."

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