Crooked beak?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Kelticlady, May 2, 2009.

  1. Kelticlady

    Kelticlady Hatching

    Feb 24, 2009
    I have a approx 5 moth old Araucana that has a very crooked beak. Her beak is so crooked that, her mouth seems to stay open. We trimmed their beaks when they were chicks and she is the only one that has that problem. She is thinner than the rest but still very healthy looking and sweet. (She is actually the sweetest one we have!) My question is this: Should we try to clip her beak again? And, if we do, how much should we trim off to remedy her problem? I can send you a picture of her if you think that would help.
    Thanks so much!!

  2. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Songster

    Apr 11, 2009
    basically you have to have the feed deep in the feeder for her to get any
    as her beak can't grasp the feed like other birds do
    and you can trim some off the beak but leave it so she can open her beak and gulp the feed in
    she will always be this way

    it is genetic or some times when hatching things are not right temp

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