Bad News. Just had a Biddy born with 2 beaks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by EggWalrus, Nov 6, 2017.

  1. EggWalrus

    EggWalrus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It has 2 lower jaws. the top and middle close and work like it should but it has a 3rd beak or 2nd lower jaw that hangs down below is regular one. sorta looks like a Horn coming out from its throat under its beak. He's not quite a week old, and I'm surprised I didn't catch it earlier but we just had about 60 Biddys to hatch. The old lady says to just cull it now so it doesn't suffer (and so she ain't gotta see it), but it had a full gizzard sticking out and runs around like Speedy Gonzales. Does anyone think I should use some nail clippers and cut it off, or would it just keep growing back. I don't want to see it suffer for years, but if God made him that way, who am I to put him down if he can possibly make it. Maybe I can hide it from my wife till its old enough that she would think he can make it. Any suggestions are dearly welcome! I'll try to post some pics of it later. :hit
     
  2. SueT

    SueT Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes please take pics....
    Good luck with him...
     
  3. Chickassan

    Chickassan True BYC Addict

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    If it's eating fine and doing all the stuff chicks do just leave it be. No need to stress it out over something that isn't adversely effecting it.:)
     
  4. Stayc

    Stayc Overrun With Chickens

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    ^^^ i agree with Chickassan
     
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  5. EggWalrus

    EggWalrus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2 beak 1.jpg 2 beak 2.jpg 2 beak 2.jpg 2 beak 1.jpg 2 beak 2.jpg
     
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  6. Chickassan

    Chickassan True BYC Addict

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    Oh goodness let the little thing grow and prosper. That's not horrible at all just different. ;)
     
  7. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    hey, open its mouth and see if thats its tongue coming through a hole . seen one like that the other day. They pulled it back in and I dont know how they closed the hole but its a thread on here somewhere.
     
  8. EggWalrus

    EggWalrus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll have to catch the Lil Speed Demon later to get a better pic. getting dark here and I still have to chop some fire wood. I'll try to catch it again tomorrow and get a good close up of the little second break.
     
  9. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Agree, that looks like a tongue, not an extra beak. May have a hole in the lower beak (similar to cleft palate in humans).
     
  10. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Following. Would love to see some close up pictures.
     
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