Chick with very crooked beak, what should we do to help?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Scottyhorse, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. Scottyhorse

    Scottyhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, so today when I was letting the chickens out of the coop, I noticed one of the silky cross chick beak looked funny. So I caught it and noticed it was really crooked. The top beak it almost like a Parrots, how it curves. The bottom just went straight out. So I took it inside and me and my brother clipped it to the quik (sp?) with some toenail clippers.

    The chick is about 2- 2 1/2 moths old. What should we do to help? It seems to be eating fairly well, but it is a little smaller than the others. Right now for treatment I am thinking that we will just have to keep trimming it until all the growth that is there now is gone, like a horse hoof kinda. Is this treatable or survivable? Here are a couple pictures of it. Sorry they are bad quality, I just took them in the barn with my ipod.


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    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Scottyhorse

    Scottyhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can anyone help?
     
  3. willowbranchfarm

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    Yes you will need to keep it trimmed. Also monitor her and see if she is eating and drinking enough.
     
  4. Scottyhorse

    Scottyhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, I caught her this morning and it doesn't seem to be quite as bad already! She must be eating and drinking fairly well, because this couldn't have happened over night. I feel really bad. Will we need to keep it trimmed forever, or will it correct itself and be okay?
     
  5. willowbranchfarm

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    After trimming it for a while it will get better, but i dont think it will ever be normal. So yes you will need to keep trimming it.
     
  6. robinwiththechickens

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  7. Scottyhorse

    Scottyhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks guys. I hope she gets better! We are just glad wee don't have to cull....
     

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