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Beak a little shorter on top?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Cheribaker, Oct 23, 2015.

  1. Cheribaker

    Cheribaker New Egg

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    New chicken lover...had 4, just lost 1 :-( Now I noticed a beak problem. Is it a problem for the top beak to be a bit shorter on top? Does it need to be trimmed? Is my chicken gonna die? [​IMG]
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :) Pictures would help. If she is eating fine, then she should be okay.
     
  3. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    As long as she can eat and drink, I'd leave her beak alone, she'll be fine.

    Thanks for joining us.
     
  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! I agree with the above posters as long as she is eating and drinking as normal I would leave her be. I'm sorry to hear you flock member :hugs It's always very sad when a flock members is lost. What symptoms did she have?

    Good luck for the futur and enjoy BYC :frow
     
  5. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    x2....where were they sourced from? I ask as it almost reads like a description of a bird that has been debated (top part trimmed back to dull to prevent any pecking, etc ....often seen in birds used in production houses.
     
  6. rachelsflock

    rachelsflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I second this.
     
  7. Cheribaker

    Cheribaker New Egg

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    Thanks for the support ... I feel much better.
     
  8. Cheribaker

    Cheribaker New Egg

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    She seemed fine, but she slept a lot. When she wasn't sleeping she ate & acted like the others. I cleaned the house & nesting area very well just to be safe (she was sitting in a nest box when she passed). Anything else you can suggest doing, I just don't want my other girls to catch some bird illness.

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  9. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Okay, so these are adult birds, how long have you had them in your care? Can you get a head shot of the hen in question?
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    How old are they? They may be older than you think - the one you lost might have been egg bound. Or maybe none of them were ever wormed or treated for mites or lice. They can debilitate birds fast. Did they all come from the same source? If so they would all have their beaks cut like that - maybe hers was broken off in an accident.
     

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