I have an easter egger chick that I noticed developing scissor beak in just the past few days. The thing is, the lower mandible can be gently moved back into place, and sometimes when he 'grinds' his beak it moves back into place. I imagine like fixing curled foot, the chick is still growing and thus its bones aren't hardened into place yet. I'm looking all over the forum and everyone's prognosis is that it'll get worse and you have to file it etc.
Has anyone tried 'guiding' the lower beak from getting worse? For example, if there was a toothpick or something stiff on the protruding side to 'guide' the beak to stay underneath the top beak?
Tape seems out of the question because it will just make for a floppy toothpick, but maybe if I used something to leverage it into place. I was considering superglue but I'm concerned about the fumes, and it seems the only way to remove it is acetone. Is this all crazy talk?
Also, I've read some but not much info on cell salts and penetran. Any suggestions for those? I'm not keeping these chicks for breeding, so I'd prefer not to hear any suggestions of culling/euthanizing. This chick is fat and healthy otherwise. Thanks!
Edited by dusky - 8/23/12 at 1:58pm