beak defect - should I do anything?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by joshplus10, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. joshplus10

    joshplus10 Out Of The Brooder

    One of my 6 week old chicks seems to be doing as well as the others despite a bent lower beak. It juts out at a 45 degree angle to the left of her upper beak but she seems to be eating and drinking just fine.

    Is there anthing she needs?
  2. Fowl-Language

    Fowl-Language Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2008
    Longview, WA
    She'll need deep, wide dishes to eat and drink from since she won't be able to pick up individual bits of food.
    A number of us on here are successfully raising chickens with funky beaks - welcome to the club!!
  3. Moriah

    Moriah Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 4, 2008
    Springfield Colorado
    Do a search on here for crossed beak, as the previous poster said, there is a number of us with chicks that have beak issues. Mine has a lower beak that is a good 45-60 degrees off from her top beak, in her case the top beak needed to be trimmed by the vet so she could eat better. But otherwise she is doing fine, smaller than the others, but *might* be a bantam, not sure.
  4. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    As long as the bird can eat and drink in a normal fashion, I would not worry about it. It won't effect her if she can get plenty of nourishment and fresh water.

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