I have some good news! So about 2 weeks ago my chicks beak began to cross to the point that each tips of the beak were in completely different directions.(she was about 6 weeks when this started) I started using medical tape to align the beak at night, and would take it off during the day. Coco my smart hen started to realize if I lick the tape it will come off. Frustrated I googled for an hour or so and came upon a blog on parrots with cross beak that get holes drilled in the beaks, and attach a rubber band to opposite sides to align it. Great idea but I'm for one not paying for it or drilling holes in anyone's beak haha! So I started to brainstorm, and thought I wonder if Amazon has braces brackets! Guess what! They do have them for 10$ and I also ordered rubber bands! I got them a week ago and on the same side the crossing was happening I put the brackets on. I put one hook bracket on the top and one hook bracket on the bottom. I purchase super glue and wrapped coco like a chicken burrito to hold her still. Applied a small drop of super glue on the bracket and placed it on the beak, and was very careful not to get glue in her mouth or nostrils! After they were glued tight I got one of the flexible rubber bands about 1/4-1/3 moderate stretch and connected them to the hooks. It keeps the beak in straight alignment, and her beak is actually straightening! I give her a period during the day to eat without the rubber bands until her crop is full, and then I put them back on. I'll try to post a picture! Also I think this would only be effective in young chicks not adult hens! Chicks bones aren't fully developed so I'm hoping her bones will grow and be corrected!
Edited by Christineschick - 5/9/16 at 3:57pm