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  1. Calhoun-Chick

    Calhoun-Chick Chirping

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    Since day 2 that we had this chick, she has had cross beak. We named her Jewel. This is a first for me. I've kept a close eye on her, making sure she can eat and drink, and not get picked on. So far, so good!
    Any advice, thoughts, tips, etc?!
     

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  2. Wyorp Rock

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    Sounds like she's growing and thriving!
    Do you ever clean out her beak so food/debris doesn't harden in there?
     
  3. quackersandfern

    quackersandfern Chirping

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    Alot of birds do great with cross beak!! Here are some things you need think about though for having a chicken with this condition - http://www.poultrydvm.com/condition/scissors-beak, there are some case stories there too about various birds with cross beak and what their owners have done to keep them comfortable.
     
  4. Calhoun-Chick

    Calhoun-Chick Chirping

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    She really is doing great!
    I have not cleaned out her beak...and now that I'm thinking about it, I don't know how I would go about doing that.
     
  5. Calhoun-Chick

    Calhoun-Chick Chirping

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    Thank you so much for this!
     
  6. Wyorp Rock

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    I may not need cleaning out, with it packed up she may be able to eat better, but I would worry about that getting soured or food starting to decay - she hasn't had problems so far though, so....it may not be anything to worry with.
     

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