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Crooked beak

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by aznewbe, Feb 27, 2007.

  1. aznewbe

    aznewbe Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello, I have a baby chick that is starting to get cross beak. I think i read some where that u can file the bottom to help this. Also can they still eat ok? It is the smallest of the bunch and is also blind in one eye. Not sure what to do.
    thanks for everyones help
     
  2. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    You can keep the beak trimmed with nail clippers. Just clip enough to make the top and the bottom even. The chick can live a normal life as long as the cross beak isn't too bad.
     
  3. Crooked House

    Crooked House Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a question regarding cross beak. We let our broody hen raise two chicks. We were hoping for a rooster to replace our current one who's been attacking me and our daughters when they are home for a visit. One egg was the EE hen who was broody and the other was a BO egg. The rooster is a Golden Polish. We did get our cockerel from the BOxPolish. The problem is that he has a crossed beak and I've read that it's a genetic issue. If we let a future broody set on eggs fertilized by him are all chicks at a high risk of having crossed beaks? He's beautiful and we'd really like to keep him but not if we are risking all future chicks. He has had no problem eating or drinking.
     

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