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post #21 of 26
Well I did it. Ended up trimming top & bottom. The end of the bottom beak was sharp & jagged. Trimmed then filed. Trimmed top beak & filed. I was hoping the beaks would line up better, but at this time they don't. I can see now why you say trim only a little at a time.
He's so pretty I don't want to loose him. Since he didn't start getting the crossed beak until he was around 4mo. do you think it would be OK to breed him?
post #22 of 26

Absolutely not, unless you want a flock of cross beaks.

Ephesians 2:10  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

 

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Ephesians 2:10  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey  

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-lazy-gardener

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/yes-you-certainly-can-brood-chicks-outdoors

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post #23 of 26

i HAVE A 2 month old welsh Harliquine duck she came in the male with her 3 sisters, she was 3 days old when the mail Lady delivered her and her sisters. They are full grown now with all there feathers, but lil Toaster has a very wide top beak that hangs way left and curves way up she has no nostril hole,Her bottom beak is way skinny and straight. she can't close her mouth at all,. I grind her food up in my blender and she is doing great and finally growing faster now, though she is maybe 5 inches tall. I think her growth must of be stunted but tha'ts ok, she eats and drinks great now, an I keep her inside with my adult male pet duck they both have slept with me since they were 3 days old 1 on my shoulder 1 on my chest.He thinks he is human, anyway eFowl said they're beaks(Bills) are like finger nails, if you trim them and they bleed stick the beak in cornstarch, to get it to stop bleeding or use a pencil that men use to stop the blood when they shave. I met a woman on facebook that said a vet in Qunicy IL. is a bird specialist his name is Dr. Haiser, I'm going to email him next. I can't stand the thoght of causing my lil hen pain. Good luck to you all,   , as always a friend in all pets small and large......Kelly C.:cd

post #24 of 26
What about using a very coarse nail file??
post #25 of 26

I had a chick once with a cross beak. As a chick it did not seem to bother her, over time, she grew more slowly, and eventually could not eat enough to support her size. It quickly escalated, she was not eating enough for her needs, which made her weaker, so she could eat less... When I realized it, she was skin and bones. I culled mine, but I know that is difficult for some people. However the comment about the entire head being out of alignment, is probably quite accurate. If this is a severe case, it may be nearly impossible to correct enough for her to eat what she needs.

 

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post #26 of 26

Toaster is doing fine now . I took her to a bird specialist and he tried trimming her beak but it bled alot  so he had to quit . He gave me a powder that stops bleeding but was hard to hold her still .I bought a jar of cornstarch and just stuck her beak in and it stopped the bleeding great . I just wanted to let others know a ducks beak does not grow back . thanks for all the info  kelly

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