Chick with a crooked beak

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by funonahonda, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. funonahonda

    funonahonda Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2008
    Central Ohio
    I got a new chick (easter egger) today and when I got her home I noticed her beak was crooked. The top beak hangs to the right ontop of the bottom beak.
    Will she be ok? or should I even do anything? Thanks
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2011
  2. FMAFarms

    FMAFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 20, 2011
    Rural Michigan
    There isn't much you can do for a crooked beak. If the overhang gets bad, you can carefully trim it with clippers. Otherwise, the chick will adapt to its beak deformity... you just want to avoid using the chick as breeding stock, since this is often genetic and can pass down to its chicks.

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