Chicks beak does not close all the way...

AMHCox

In the Brooder
11 Years
Apr 1, 2008
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A four week old EE chick is one of the smallest in the batch. Upon inspection, its lower beak is very straight, and thus, does not close all the way. Eating and drinking is enough to keep weight and life, but its small. Any prognosis on its future?

4H Mom
 

Tuffoldhen

Flock Mistress
12 Years
Jan 30, 2007
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A deeper dish might help it to scoop up food better and the same with a water dish...thats usually used with cross beaks...maybe it would help yours...
 

AMHCox

In the Brooder
11 Years
Apr 1, 2008
15
0
22
Connecticut
Thank you!

Steep learning curve here. We have had three layers for a year, great yard girls! THis is our first batch of chicks and I am learning the ins and outs...now I know what a cross beak is. We will give the deep dish a shot!
 

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