Chic with crooked beak

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by JandJRanch, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. JandJRanch

    JandJRanch Hatching

    Jan 27, 2009
    Does anyone know if a crooked beak, where the top does not
    match up with the bottom beak is a problem? She is 9 days old, an
    Americana, and eats and drinks well and is very spunky. Not any
    visible problems I can see. But what do I know, this is my first time with chics. So, if anyone has any insight on this, I'd love to hear from you.
    Thanks in advance for your thoughts.
    J and J Ranch [​IMG]

  2. RendonRoo

    RendonRoo Songster

    Feb 7, 2009
    ft. worth
    I'm new also but from what i've read if they can eat and drink allright you really don't need to mess with it. If it's real bad it can be filed with a dremel tool or carterized(not sure what procedure is ). A poultry vet should be able to help with that. I'm sure that someone with a little more experience will chime in with help but it doesn't sound like you have a big problem. Good luck and happy clucking
  3. I`ve dealt with this many times over the years. No need for a vet. Use nail clippers and snip it as straight as you dare without cutting the quick. Then finish with a nail file. The bird will look better, but I caution against breeding that bird on the chance that the beak is hereditary.

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