beak issues --pictures Campines and EE

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kellykate, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. kellykate

    kellykate Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok so I have noticed that several of my chicks beaks don't match up -- it isn't cross beak -- they line up on top of each other but then there is a gap between top and bottom. They are hatchery chicks so I know they aren't supposed to be perfect but could this cause problems? They eat and drink just fine so far -- just wondering if it will be a problem down the road. They will no be bred obviously. My GL Campine seems to have it the worst with a big hook on the front of the beak but you can kinda see a little with the EE too. Is this normal? Thanks!
    Sorry this is a blurry photo but it shows the gap well - Campine
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    You can see a slight gap in the EE as well as my Australorp (not pictured)
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    Last edited: Apr 20, 2009
  2. StrawberryHouseMouse

    StrawberryHouseMouse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2009
    Cleveland, Tennessee
    I dont think it will cause a problem. But just in case make sure they got a thick layer of food to eat so they can shovel it sort of.
     
  3. TerriLaChicks

    TerriLaChicks Overrun With Chickens

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    I have one like that & she does just fine. She is five months old now and in fact, bigger than her sister!
     
  4. kellykate

    kellykate Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Phew -- so many things to worry about with this first little flock of chickies!! Thanks for the replies!!
     

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