8 week old developing cross beak?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Eric in NC, May 5, 2009.

  1. Eric in NC

    Eric in NC In the Brooder

    Dec 5, 2008
    One of my Australorps has never been as big or active as the other girls (all hatched March 9th BTW). She recently started acting better and growing but in the past two weeks her beak began to cross and is now getting quite bad.

    I always thought they were born this way but I guess it is something that can show up anytime? If I trim it, is there any hope it will grow back straight?

    Handfeeding etc. isn't an option for me.

    Any thoughts / hints / tips? Or just best to cull her or give away to someone that wants to handfeed?

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