I have a friend of mine who has a question about crooked beak and I said I would post here. Here's the situation. She has 4 chicks, 3 are Silkies and one is a Serama cross. These are all unrelated who have developed a crooked beak more then 3 weeks after hatch, one is 4 months living at another home and is just developing one now. Two were incubator chicks and two were from under the broody. I have read that this can be genetic, or a hatch issue, but does anyone know any other causes? To me it seems it really can't be genetic since all the chicks are unrelated and I have hard time imagining it to be a hatch problem since two of them came from under a broody. What about nutrition? Would/Could this be a factor? I have bought and traded birds with her and I have never had this issue. I have also seen her flock on many occasions ad they are well cared for and down right spoiled. Or is this all luck of the draw? Obviously she is not going to breed the crooked beak chicks, but we are both looking for an explanation. Thanks for any information!