Im looking for ideas. Im trying something Ive never tried before but then I have never noticed a chick with cross beak beak so early before. It just came out of the shell this morning and I could see that the beak is slightly crossed. I have had experience and I know the with age the cross progresses to more extreme so Im hoping to help the little one by attempting to correct the deformity while it is still not eating or drinking and just happy to be left alone to sleep. I took a small piece of tape and wrapped the very end of the beak hoping to align the ends correctly. I plan to at least let it alone now until tomorrow about this time. Any comments on this idea or any other suggestions welcome. I wish I had some of those very small rubber bands for braces. I might have tried that instead of the tape.