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crooked beak

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mysilkiebrood, May 11, 2011.

  1. mysilkiebrood

    mysilkiebrood In the Brooder

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    can a 4 week old chick survive if its beak is crooked and actually crosses over its self, we just noticed that it was so crooked but as far as i can tell the chick is eating and drinking. i pretty sure you cannot fix it, so i guess i am asking would it best to cull it now or just wait and see??[​IMG]
     

  2. lvchicken

    lvchicken Songster

    Feb 1, 2011
    I've heard of grown chickens surviving this. I would wait and see.
     
  3. Ms.Frizzle

    Ms.Frizzle Songster

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    You wouldn't want to use it for breeding because scissor beaks have a large genetic component. I had a chicken like this, she lived into the egg laying stage before she jumped into the cow tank and drowned. : ( There was a little bit of extra maintanence, in that I had to remove some of the food that would stay in the grooves of her mouth, as well as triming & fileing the beak.
     
  4. jen5680

    jen5680 Southside Silkie Shack

    Jun 18, 2009
    SW Ohio
    You can try trimming it and sometimes that will help.
     
  5. Ms.Frizzle

    Ms.Frizzle Songster

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    Why don't you post a picture so we can see exactly how crooked it is?
     

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