Baby chick' beak

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mindykwaters, Mar 24, 2017.

  1. mindykwaters

    mindykwaters Just Hatched

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    [​IMG][/IMG]I got 2 speckled sussex chicks today and noticed one has perhaps a beak deformity? Anyone seen this before?
     
  2. Minnowey

    Minnowey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a bird with a lopsided beak, she eats and drinks fine. From the picture, it looks like the beak is just elongated. If it is a deformity, but it's not hurting the bird, I wouldn't worry.
     
  3. zephyricle

    zephyricle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Which one is it you're pointing out? I can't see anything wrong tbh.
    X2 about what minnowey said though.
    If it turns into cross beal, you'll definitely notice. Sometimes it happens really fast. One moment they're normal and the next it's growing sideways. I deal with pullets a lot at work anf we get one or two out of each batch
     
  4. Minnowey

    Minnowey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's pointing to the one in front of the other one, with it's eyes closed. His/Her beak is elongated, with less of a constant slope than the other one.
     
  5. zephyricle

    zephyricle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ohh I see. Probably just a slightly bigget beak than usual. I don't think it should cause much trouble. I say keep an eye on it for now
     
  6. mindykwaters

    mindykwaters Just Hatched

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    The bottom chick. The upper part where the nostrils are is not hard and formed like the other chick. It eats fine, but I think some water can come through when it drinks. She otherwise seems fine.
     
  7. mindykwaters

    mindykwaters Just Hatched

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    The length wasn't the worry. If you zoom on the pic it is easier to see. The upper part where the nostrils are is not formed like the other chicks.
     
  8. mindykwaters

    mindykwaters Just Hatched

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  9. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    It's still alive, so it can breath...I'm sure it will be okay...;)

    Best wishes...:)

    Cheers!
     
  10. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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