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Chick with crooked beak...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by higginskapilla03, Apr 1, 2008.

  1. higginskapilla03

    higginskapilla03 New Egg

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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
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    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.
     
  3. hooligan

    hooligan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 20, 2007
    Arkansas
    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 [​IMG]
     

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