11 week old americanna with crooked beak

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Tenmore, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. Tenmore

    Tenmore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi I have a 11 week old americanna... The older she gets the worse the beak gets the bottom grows out to the side and the top is straight but hooked looks more like a beak from a hawk or eagle..... Is there anything I can do? She is always eating which tells me shes not getting enough. Size wise she looks good but while the others are out scratchin she is still at the feeder eating.......Can you trim beaks to straighten it out???? or just let it go? please help:([​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  2. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

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    can you post pics?
     
  3. Tenmore

    Tenmore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will as soon as I can.
     
  4. TeamChaos

    TeamChaos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have got an EE rooster with a similar beak (if I read it right). I file the top of his beak and line up the top and bottom to make sure they meet as best as possible. It's not as bad as it was when he was younger. Use deeper dishes so that she can scoop up a good amount of food instead of pecking it out- I also hand feed treats to my guy throughout the day, just because. Good luck!
     
  5. fowler_chick

    fowler_chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was given the most beutiful C.L.W with a crooked beak by a friend... she eats and drinks just find with it
     
  6. Tenmore

    Tenmore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    stand by for pics
     
  7. Tenmore

    Tenmore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pics are in
     
  8. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

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    Thats a crossbeak. Just watch her to be sure she can eat/drink, make sure she doesnt hurt herself or get pecked by anyone. I had a silkie with a crossbeak, but she drowned because I wasnt at home one day to watch her [​IMG]
     
  9. Tenmore

    Tenmore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there anything I can do?
     
  10. Dutchgirl

    Dutchgirl Not Dutch!

    Apr 1, 2008
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    We had a sweet little guy like that. It got harder and harder for him... Eventually we... *gulp* had to kill him, but he might have lived even so. We felt it was the nicest thing to do for him.
     

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