Crooked beak

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Davlyn, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. Davlyn

    Davlyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a Russian orloff pullet that is that I got back in Juli 11th 2012. I did not notice nor could I tell that she has a crooked beak. When she was 6 wks old I noticed something was not right . she has a crooked beak. What "if" anything can I do about this ? Can I have a vet nip the points off ? would that help at all ? She has been eating well with no issues, I am wondering if this will affect her more & worse as she matures. A friend said she had a chick that had a crooked beak & it didn't survive very long.
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  2. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    I have some that are a few years old. It depends on the level of crookedness and how easy it is for them to eat. You can keep the beak trimmed up, keep a deep dish of food so they can scoop it up...and many do fine. Just keep an eye on her after trimming and make she is still able to eat.
     
  3. Davlyn

    Davlyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    TY.. I made a mash for the pullets , put it in a deep bowl, so hopefully she stays well. I have been wanting the Russian orloffs & got 4 From ideal back in July, the other 8 R different breeds.
     
  4. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    theres a thread called diary of a crossbeak on here, it has lots of good information in it
     

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