BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Raising BackYard Chickens › Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures › beak deformities in week old chicks
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

beak deformities in week old chicks

post #1 of 2
Thread Starter 

I received six chicks, now five due to unknown death,  from a local hatchery last Tuesday. I noticed the other day that one of my americaunas has a slight scissor beak.

 

*no she's not dead, she just likes her belly rubber :love

She eats and drinks like all the other chicks and is developing greatly. I've heard that the condition can get worse with age. I'm curious what others experiences are with this, and if you think it will get worse. 

 

my other americauna has a weird beak, but I'm not sure what exactly is going on. Again she eats and drinks like the others. 

Cant wait to hear everyones opinions are. 

post #2 of 2

I've read that they will often get worse too...probably more noticeable for sure, since the beak becomes more prominent with age.  But I'm sure there are many out there that don't get worse.  I'd just wait and see.  

 

I'm sure you've read about using deeper dishes for food/water for cross beak issues - helps them scoop the food out easier in more severe cases.  

 

I hope you hear some positive feedback from people who've experienced this issue.

Caretaker of a lovely mixed flock including: australorp, plymouth rocks, wyandotte, d'uccles, silkies, EEs, andalusian, and a few seramas, plus a golden retriever, great dane, and three cats.  I always swore that I wouldn't succumb to chicken math.  I lied.
 

Reply

Caretaker of a lovely mixed flock including: australorp, plymouth rocks, wyandotte, d'uccles, silkies, EEs, andalusian, and a few seramas, plus a golden retriever, great dane, and three cats.  I always swore that I wouldn't succumb to chicken math.  I lied.
 

Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Raising BackYard Chickens › Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures › beak deformities in week old chicks