I have a chick with a very crooked beak. She's about 6 weeks old. I have to feed her a wet mash several times a day. Some days it's hard as everyone in the house has a job. I was wondering if anyone had any severely cross beaked chicks that made it? She's an Americauna (sp) and my bantam chicks are starting to outgrow her. I have to Black Austrolorp chicks that are much much bigger than her. I talked to a vet the other day and she said the best thing would be to put her to sleep....I think this is very sad as she's a happy lively little bird. She has grown plenty of feathers, but her body size would suggest that the rest of her hasn't grown much at all. Her beak was hardly crooked when I bought her...I figured it was crooked enough that someone else may not have bought her...or even given her a fair chance... If anyone has any suggestions, that would be greatly appreciated. I'll try to post a picture of her later.