Crooked Beak

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cdaily, Jan 30, 2016.

  1. cdaily

    cdaily New Egg

    Jan 30, 2016
    One of my hens has a crooked beak. She is a mixed hen and she is 6 months old. We noticed her crooked beak after 3 months and named her "Catawampus" She interacts with the rest of the flock fine and eats and drinks like the rest. The upper beak continues to grow as she gets older and is starting to curve back towards her neck. I don't know if the beak can be filed down to keep it from getting longer.



  2. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 12, 2013
    Boulder, Colorado
    Trim back the upper beak with a set of dog nail clippers. Just take off 1/8" every week. You will need to do weekly or biweekly maintenance the rest of her life. Give her a nice flat rock and see if she will do some of the honing.
  3. SweetandSavory

    SweetandSavory Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 21, 2015
    You need to trim the bottom & top. There are some great YouTube videos. It's easier to do then you think!

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