cross beak

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by apbgv, Jul 5, 2007.

  1. apbgv

    apbgv Songster

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    One of my chicks they are almost 2 wks old has a cross beak, it was barely noticable when he hatched but it is getting worse. Can they do ok long term or is he better off being culled. I say a he because he butts my hand when I go to handle him and if he is a roo I can't keep him anyhow as I live in town.[​IMG]
     
  2. snugglepup

    snugglepup Songster

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    I have had 2 chicks come out this way. One we couldn't tell had an issue until several weeks old, and she is still doing fine. One had a slight crossbeak at birth taht got worse and worse. We finally culled her, and wished we'd done it sooner. I expect it has a lot to do with how severely the beak is malformed. Either way I guess it is a judgement call.
     

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