Chick with Parrot beak

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Juanita Smith, Nov 6, 2015.

  1. Juanita Smith

    Juanita Smith New Egg

    Oct 29, 2015
    I have a 6 week old chick ( Easter Egger) who has grown a parrot beak. Top beak curves down over lower. I have trimmed it a little, it bleed some. A few days later , she still has difficulty grasping onto the crumbles. I am making a liquid mesh out of electrolytes and wet crumbles and feeding her a little with a dropper now and then. I know beak needs to be trimmed more. Can I do a little at a time as she grows, till I get it closer to the lower beak? She also developed a little sack like pouch directly under lower beak, something none of my chicks have. I have her separate from others as she had hard time competing for food. She seems healthy every other way, feathers looks good , very active scratching. Any suggestions how I can help her?
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    You can provide moistened feed for her in a deep dish. It appears as if this condition is not uncommon in EE as many have posted about the same defect. Gradually trimming the beak back to the quick may help, but it will be a lifetime condition with her.

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