crooked beak

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

  1. mysilkiebrood

    mysilkiebrood Out Of 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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    Ms.Frizzle Chillin' With My Peeps

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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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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

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