Cross beak in 13 week old silkie

Doorsopenat5

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Hi- I just noticed today (and I spend a lot of time with my chicks), that my 13 week old silkie is developing cross beak, there were no signs of it before now/recent. 1) Does this look like a severe case? 2) Will it progress in severity? 3) Is there anything I can do to help correct it? I have been reading that some people try different things but I also don’t want to hurt or injure her further. Thank you in advance!
 

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Doesn't look as severe as I've seen in photos and threads here on BYC.
Will it progress in severity? Possibly - this is sort of a wait and see kind of thing.

As far as I know, it can't be corrected, but you can take steps to help her along if she's struggling - a deeper dish to eat out of, wet feed, trimming/shaping the beak as needed.

I would not breed her.
https://the-chicken-chick.com/scissor-beak-aka-crossed-beak-what-it/
 

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