Chick with crooked beak...

higginskapilla03

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My 3 week-old Silver-laced Wyandotte has a "crooked" beak-- upper is fairly significantly off-set from lower. She doesn't seem to have trouble eating/drinking, but I wonder if it will cause her problems in the future? None of the others have the problem. If it will cause issues for her, is there anything I can (gently) do to correct it now, before it gets worse? Chicken ortrhodontia, perhaps?

Thanks,
Katie
 

silkiechicken

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Since crooked beak is a skull deformity, often it just gets worse. Some have been successful at keeping them, some not. Just needs a bit of TLC and deep feed/water and should do ok.
 

hooligan

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I had a chicken that led a perfectly normal life with a crooked beak. She did need crumbles, instead of pellets but other than that she was perfect
 

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