Chick has soft, slightly deformed beak

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by princessmama, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. princessmama

    princessmama Songster

    Apr 2, 2009
    I don't have any pics right now but one of my australorp chicks has a soft beak. It also looks slightly deformed. Not so you'd notice from a casual glance. She is very weak.

    Does anyone know what causes this? Is it poor breeding or a nutritional deficiency?

    We have a dozen chicks all together. A couple of the others are acting slow and weak. The rest are all strong and busy though.

    They are feed store (hatchery) chicks. Three weeks old.

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