Beakers beak needs a trimming????

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Stacyoung13, Jun 14, 2019.

  1. Stacyoung13

    Stacyoung13 Crowing

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    Do you think that her beak needs trimmed?? She was doing pretty good about eating for awhile, but now she’s having a hard time again. @chickens really, @aart @sourland, just to name a few, what do you think?
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    Thank you for the help...:frow
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    I'd take the tips off both her upper and lower beaks. Lower beak tip is extended, and it appears that the upper beak is curved back. Sadly the cross beak situation seems to get worse in some birds as they age.
     
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    Stacyoung13 Crowing

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    Yeah, and as bad as hers is now...I have been watching videos on feeding severe scissor beak. Trying everything I can to make life easier and better for her. Thanks for the response!!
     
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    sourland Broody Magician

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    Have you tried feeding her moistened feed in a deep dish so that she can 'jam' her face into the feed mixture ? In some instances this helps.
     
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    Stacyoung13 Crowing

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    Yeah...but she doesn’t seem to like it. She’ll dip her beak a couple times and lick at it then she’s done with it. She’ll eat it dry when I feed her. Mixed veggies is her favorite.
     
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    rosemarythyme Free Ranging

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    Unless she won't eat at all, I'd stick strictly to feed at this point, as she's probably already struggling to get the all the nutrition she needs so you don't want to be diluting it in any way.

    And yes I'd trim both top and bottom, and you'll likely need to plan for regular trimming to try and keep the beak in the best shape possible, as she cannot wear it down properly herself.
     

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