bad beak, any hope? pic

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sham30, May 26, 2011.

  1. sham30

    sham30 Out Of The Brooder

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    This top hat chick is only a few weeks old and its beak keeps getting worse. I tried using tape to correct it (read it on here in another post) but it did not seem to improve. Any ideas or advice would be appreciated. We are very attached to this little one as it has the best disposition!



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  2. benjoycei

    benjoycei Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2011
    Wilmington
    can it eat?
     
  3. sham30

    sham30 Out Of The Brooder

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    I never eat anything I name plus my 12yo daughter would never forgive me, but thanks for that input [​IMG]
     
  4. benjoycei

    benjoycei Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2011
    Wilmington
    No, not eat the chick...can the chick eat with it's beak like that? Or how do you feed it?

    It is really cute...I would not eat anything I raise either.
     
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  5. sham30

    sham30 Out Of The Brooder

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    sorry - I have had a real long day and had a dozen or so people tell me to eat it, not sure if they had any idea on how small a chick is but I had enough - should put on my glasses so I can read [​IMG] Yes it seems to eat and is growing, I have to clean the bottom part out as the mash seems to get clumped up in it - I have a vet taking a look at pics of it to see if she may be able to help. Figures it is the best chick out of the bunch this spring, friendly and curious.
     
  6. missy5

    missy5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is a pic of one of my favourites. He eats and drinks but he breaths with his bill open. He also swims under water no proble. I do always love the special ones more and i think they know it so the fight to stay with us. Good Luck with your little one.
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