Beak deformity?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Happy Henny, Jun 18, 2019.

  1. Happy Henny

    Happy Henny Songster

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    So, I was holding my little silkie chick and then I noticed that her beak was curving to the side a bit... She is a little over 3 weeks old. Her bottom beak and top beak are aligned right so... What's going on? Sorry, not very good pictures.
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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    It does appear as if her beak is canted towards the right. As long as upper and lower beak are aligned, it should not impact her quality of life.
     
  3. Neese.birdlover

    Neese.birdlover In the Brooder

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    I had a barred rock that had a bent beak. I talked to my Papa about it, he said that normally happens when the baby is new and the beak is still soft. My mom now has the barred rock and she does fine. I don't even think she notices.
     
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  5. Happy Henny

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    It does not apear to be crossbeak. He is now a month old and his bottom and top beak are alined normally. His father and mother are not at all realated. He is eating well and he has not lost any weight at all. It couldn't be crossbeak because if they have it it starts appearing when they are a week old... Right?:confused:
     
  6. Eggcessive

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    I am glad that the upper and lower beak seems inline.
     
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