Bottom beak longer than the top???

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by NewDucklings17, Apr 28, 2017.

  1. NewDucklings17

    NewDucklings17 Just Hatched

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    Hello, i had 7 ducklings hatch last week and as i was really examining the newest one, her bottom beak is longer and looks a little crooked compared to the top. What does this mean for her? She is healthy and active like the rest of her siblings, i am just concerned about the bottom beak.
     
  2. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Not really sure if it will get worse or not?.....If it's eating and doing great?...Just keep an eye on it..:)...

    Congrats on all the Ducklings..:)
     
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Sometimes there are malformations of the bill. As long as she can eat and drink and preen, she should be fine.
     
  4. NewDucklings17

    NewDucklings17 Just Hatched

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    This is her beak
     
  5. Waddlein

    Waddlein Out Of The Brooder

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    On my duck the tops bigger than the bottom... I'm really not sure though.
     
  6. NewDucklings17

    NewDucklings17 Just Hatched

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    Her top beak, after examining it more, looks like its the top thats deformed. Her siblings have very long beaks, and hers on top is pretty short. She seems to be doing okay with eating, drinking and preening. I just hope it doesn't cause a lot of issues as she gets older
     
  7. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    She looks a lot like my adopted little Call... Leela, who turned out to be a drake, hatched with only one eye and a malformed bill... he eats, drinks and preens just fine...

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    Leela when I adopted him, a couple weeks old...

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    Leela is on the far right, just a couple days ago... :)
     

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