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Help Chickens beak is strange , has anyone seen this before ?

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I recently rescued this littlbeforeh. her previous owner said she was a lone survivor from a bobcat but I believe that she wanted to get rid of her do to her disformed beak . Has anyone seen this before ?
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:welcome  Her upper and lower beak do not line up causing a condition known as cross beak.  Some have a far worse case than your bird.  Providing feed in a deep dish or feeding wet feed makes it easier for them to eat.  Sometimes if the length of either beak becomes excessive it is necessary to trim them back.

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Hello! It's great that you rescued her. As the poster above me pointed out, it looks like a mild case of cross beak. I hatched a chick once with a very severe case and she did not survive past a few weeks. Make sure she has easy access to food and give her crumble feed over pellets as they're easier for her to eat. Good luck! She looks like a real sweetie. smile.png
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Thank you so much every one . I have been wetting her food every morning andagain. has been eating it . She is still in quarantine as of right now . She is so sweet and gental . We just love her . Thank you agai
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