Chicken noob from Kentucky!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by bsanson, Dec 4, 2015.

  1. bsanson

    bsanson New Egg

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    Hello everyone I started my backyard flock of 6 hens. They are 6 weeks old now and I'm just so excited! I have one hen with a scissor beak so anyone with insight or tips in always hear to listen!!
     
  2. Free Spirit

    Free Spirit The Chiarian

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  3. bsanson

    bsanson New Egg

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    Yes I have. My chick got scissor beak at about 2 weeks old so she is growing very slowly. She seems strong and fiesty. So I won't give up on her
     
  4. Caleb999

    Caleb999 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to BYC! What kind of chickens do you have? Feel free to ask questions, and post pictures of your chicks. If you haven't already, I'd suggest posting in the emergencies, diseases and cures department. Good luck, glad you joined!
     
  5. what's kickin' chicken

    what's kickin' chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] sometimes you can trim a little on the beak to line it up a little better..... I did it once but I was nervous as-all-get-out,but it did help with the eating a little... also you can make her food a little mushy (add a little water to her chick starter) she will be able to eat it better if it's sticky ... and I would scramble an egg and put in there for good measure,just to give her a little boost so she doesn't get weak on ya...good luck and glad you are here
     
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  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. The other members have given you some good advice regarding scissor beak. If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. I hope your chick will be okay.
     
  7. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    [​IMG] glad you have joined us.

    So sorry about the scissors beak issue, but there are many heartwarming accounts of how happy any chicken with special needs can be with TLC.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    It may help if you pile the chicken feed up so she is apt to connect with some despite her crooked beak. Chickens also like scrambled eggs
     
  9. N F C

    N F C eggnog time! Premium Member Project Manager

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    It looks like you've already received some great tips so I'll just say thanks for joining us!
     
  10. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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