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Crooked Beak...how well will he do?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by FlockO5ive, Oct 30, 2014.

  1. FlockO5ive

    FlockO5ive Out Of The Brooder

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    This is "Toothless" our Australorp/Ameracauna mix. I noticed about a week ago that his beak is severely crooked and seems to be getting worse. Does anyone have any experience with this or have a grown chicken with it? How well will he survive? And yes it's a roo. [​IMG]

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  2. chickincrazy

    chickincrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He will probably survive. Chickens learn to cope with these things. I have a hen who had a huge chunk of her upper beak come off, and she has learned to eat by scooping the food up using her lower mandible. If it gets worse, there is a possibility he may die, but I think he will be fine!
     
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    scarletjane36 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a silkie with a crossed beak and she keeps up well with the other chickens.
     
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    I have one that's about seven years old... Just need to trim it every few months.

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  6. FlockO5ive

    FlockO5ive Out Of The Brooder

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    How do you trim it? That makes me nervous. I've had chickens for over 2 year and never had to worry about their beaks.
     
  7. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    I think the link in my previous post explains trimming.

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