9 WEEK OLD SILKIE HAS A CROOKED BEAK

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by HAPPYCHICKENLADY17, Jul 18, 2019.

  1. HAPPYCHICKENLADY17

    HAPPYCHICKENLADY17 Songster

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    it seems to eat okay we snipped off the very tips thinking it would close the beak , but it didnt, will it be okay , or do any of you see a problem in the future..i will post pics IMG_5493.JPG IMG_5493.JPG IMG_5495.JPG IMG_5496.JPG IMG_5498.JPG
     
  2. HAPPYCHICKENLADY17

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    can anyone help me with this, will the beak get worse as it gets older or will it be able to live a normal life
     
  3. Eggcessive

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    The chickens with crooked beaks or “scissors beak” can get worse as the chicken grows up. These things may be genetic or due to a vitamin/mineral deficiency in the parents. Most people trim the beaks as you have, and feed the chickens out of a deeper bowl. Adding water to the chicken feed to make it moist may help it get empnough to eat, but make it fresh daily in a clean bowl. She is a cute bird, and I hope she does well. This is a common problem. Here are some good articles to read:
    http://www.poultrydvm.com/condition/scissors-beak

    https://the-chicken-chick.com/scissor-beak-aka-crossed-beak-what-it/
     
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    that was very helpful, thanks
     

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