Crooked Beak

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by zigawaniduk, Mar 26, 2018.

  1. zigawaniduk

    zigawaniduk In the Brooder

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    Not sure of this one's breed, he came from a production mix from the hatchery. All were supposed to be pullets, but I'm fairly certain this one is not. He was sent with a trimmed beak. I was wondering if this crooked beak was a genetic issue, or if it just grew back that way. I don't want him passing along a jacked up beak to any offspring.
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  2. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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    You bought them as day old chicks? Looks like the beak is crooked. Can’t tell if it’s a pullet or a cockerel from the photo provided. Can you take some full body pictures of it in natural light?
     
  3. zigawaniduk

    zigawaniduk In the Brooder

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    Yes, I got them as day old chicks in mid February. I'll get some better pictures after work this afternoon. I'm basing my thought that it's a rooster on comparing it to the other chick that looks the same, but has no comb or wattle.
     
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