Chick with a funky beak

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Henny Hen, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. Henny Hen

    Henny Hen Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a aracauna chick that i purchased a couple of weeks ago. Its beak is abnormal the top beak protrudes
    over the bottom part. Is my chicken gonna make it?
     
  2. CrazyChickLuver

    CrazyChickLuver Out Of The Brooder

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    Can you post a picture or link?
     
  3. Aeropennchick

    Aeropennchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds maybe like cross beak - if he's able to eat alright (which is probable if he's a few weeks old!), he might do just fine in the long run. You can always try to clip or file the longer bit. I haven't done this myself so I can't really help much with the process. [​IMG]
     
  4. Henny Hen

    Henny Hen Out Of The Brooder

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    I will try to get a pitchure for you. It kind of looks like Mr.Burns on the cartoon The Simpsons.
     
  5. Aeropennchick

    Aeropennchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Haha! Well I guess you have a name if he makes it!
     
  6. Henny Hen

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    He seems to eat alright and the other chicks seem to leave him alone. I have him inside still so i not sure what will happen
    when he is being introduced to the bigger chicken.
     
  7. Henny Hen

    Henny Hen Out Of The Brooder

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    Sure enough
     
  8. CrazyChickLuver

    CrazyChickLuver Out Of The Brooder

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    How much longer is the top beak then the under one? If it isn't too bad then it should be fine. Is the beak misshappen, as in crooked or lumpy?
     
  9. Henny Hen

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    It's quite a bit larger. It's not lumpy or crooked just longer.
     
  10. CrazyChickLuver

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    Well you could always try filing it with a nail file. I have heard of this method but I have never tried it myself.
     

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