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Cross beak question

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by nurschic, Mar 7, 2014.

  1. nurschic

    nurschic Chirping

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    I have a chick that is 5 weeks old and is a cross beak......it's not bad now, but when should I start trimming it to keep it under control? I don't want to let it get out of hand before doing anything.

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  2. Araucana16

    Araucana16 Chirping

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    Usually after the first month or so (correct me if I'm wrong, I'm not very versed in this... never had a crossbeak) they are done worsening.

    I wouldn't start trimming it until you noticed the bird having trouble eating. Looks like this little guy can still eat completely normally.
     
  3. nurschic

    nurschic Chirping

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    Oh....she/he is eating very well and her/his size is great. It's keeping up with all the other chicks. When the chicks get put outside and into their run I will put a concrete area where it can file its beak down itself.
     

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