I have a polish hen with a crooked beak. I trim it so she can eat normal, and be comfortable, otherwise she can't close her mouth all the way My question is this. Is crooked beak genetic, or caused by something gone wrong in the egg? Or is there some other reason for it?? I won't use her for breeding if it can be passed along - I don't want to throw it into the genetic pool any further than it has gone up to now. She's a very cute little girl, and is welcome to stay here whether I can hatch her eggs or not I just want to know for sure (or as close to it as I can get ) Thanks in advance!! ETA: Wasn't quite sure if this was where I should post this question, or if it should have been in the "Breeds,Genetics,..." category.