A Crossbill Chicky

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by edmcm2000, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. edmcm2000

    edmcm2000 In the Brooder

    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
  2. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    I had a hen that had a cross beak, and it was pretty severe, but she ate and everything just fine. She was an EE, and had nice large green eggs.
  3. SweetMissDaisy

    SweetMissDaisy Songster

    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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