Chicken noob from Kentucky!!

bsanson

Hatching
Dec 1, 2015
2
0
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Kentucky
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!!
 

Free Spirit

The Chiarian
Oct 21, 2015
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105
108
NWA
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Have you read this article yet?
http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/03/scissor-beak-aka-crossed-beak-what-it.html
 

bsanson

Hatching
Dec 1, 2015
2
0
7
Kentucky
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
 

Caleb999

Chirping
Aug 28, 2015
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12
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Rural Eastern Ontario, Canada
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!
 

what's kickin' chicken

Songster
9 Years
Jan 23, 2011
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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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Michael OShay

Crowing
5 Years
May 14, 2014
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Montana
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.
 

sunflour

Flock Master
8 Years
Jan 10, 2013
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Macon,GA
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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.
 

drumstick diva

Still crazy after all these years.
Premium Feather Member
11 Years
Aug 26, 2009
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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
 

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

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