Beak Issue need help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Daniel1974, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. Daniel1974

    Daniel1974 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have just hatched Mille Fleur d'Uccle Bantam chicks and one has its beak pointing sideways and getting worse the chick is eating and drinking but it worries me as the beak keeps moving further over, Im afraid one day the chick will not be able to drink or eat! I just started Rasing chickens about a year and 1/2 ago and have not seen this yet any help is appreciated.
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  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Many will say cull it, but I'm a softy and coward, so I usually add chicks like these to my "special needs" group. Do a search for scissor beak.
     
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    FWIW, I have one and it does fine as long as I keep her beak trimmed and let her eat out of a deep dish of food. She's about six years old now.
     
  4. Daniel1974

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    I looked it up and I could not cull the chick so I will do as you have done and keep reading on the scissor beak. Thanks so much for the info!
     
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Good luck!
     

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