Crooked Beak

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by meloncholy88, Aug 10, 2008.

  1. meloncholy88

    meloncholy88 Out Of The Brooder

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    Can anyone suggest what I should do with a very crooked silky pullets beak?
    She looks uncomfortable, and it appears to be getting worse.

    Thank You,
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I have one I'm going to cull. It wasn't too bad when he hatched or for quite awhile after that, but it's gotten pretty bad lately and he's having trouble eating now.
     
  3. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Some birds get crooked beaks and live fine. Others get worse and worse until
    they can't eat. If your's is at that point than culling is about all you can do unless
    you want to nurse the bird for the rest of it's life.

    I've had crooked beaked birds and have one now that will be culled when it can no
    longer eat on it's own.
     
  4. meloncholy88

    meloncholy88 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for your help. She eats fine, it just looks uncomfortable. If anyone has any suggestions on how to correct this, I would appreciate it.
     
  5. Shaffer

    Shaffer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    meloncholy88,
    Some people trim them so they match. If it is a pet I'd advise keeping it if it eats. Do not ever breed a bird with this defect, the offsprings will look fine but will all probably be carriers of this defect and then some other poor person will have the same problem down the road. HS
     

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