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Beak Trouble

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Launi, Jun 5, 2016.

  1. Launi

    Launi New Egg

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    Hi I'm Launi. I'm new and happy to be here.

    I currently have 2 Russian Orloffs in my flock and we've noticed that the littler of the two always seems to be eating. They free range all day but the little one-- Masha is always alone in the yard eating starter feed-- all day. Today we picked her up--we haven't done too much of that--and noticed that her beak is growing wrong. The bottom beak is too big or something. This poor girl can't even really close her beak. We realized that she is probably eating all the time because she has to work so hard to eat at all and has a terrible time picking up her food. What can we do to help our poor girl? Please tell me what to do.

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    Thank you.

    Launi
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already from Sumi, so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
    CT
     
  4. Launi

    Launi New Egg

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    The bottom beak is really long. Has anyone ever heard of the lower beak needing a trim? That seems really dangerous. But poor Masha's lower beak is really long. What do you think?
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    I've trimmed beaks before, but not the lower beak. I don't see why that would be a major problem, but I don't know.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I think if you pile her food up in a dish, it will be easier to get a hold of some of it. I believe there is a "Crossbeak support thread." You could try to find it through the search box function.
     

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