A Crossbill Chicky


In the Brooder
10 Years
Feb 19, 2009
One of my 3 week old Ameracaunas, or maybe EEs, has a lower beak that is out of line with the upper.. the lower points over to the left, maybe 1/16th of an inch at the tip, from the upper. When you look straight down at her beak from the top, you see the inside part of the lower beak setting off to the side like that. Will this be a problem for her later on? Right now she seems fine. Thanks, Ed


11 Years
Apr 21, 2008
On the Farm, Central TX
I have an Amer. roo name Edward Scissorbeak for this very reason. Extreme cross beak... One of last summer's chicks. He can't eat well out of the lower rim area of feeders, so I keep the feeder FULL and he eats off the top. He's happy and healthy, aside from his goofy "grin". As long as your hen is able to eat, I think she'll do well. She might need a special feeding method for her, like our roo does.

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