Cross Beaked chick ~ Will it get worse?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by steffpeck, Jul 19, 2008.

  1. steffpeck

    steffpeck Songster

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    I just noticed that my little Bantam Favorelle chick (9 weeks old) has a cross beak. When I was with her last night I noticed that her beak was not closing all the way, (this is the first time I have ever noticed it) well tonight when I got looking at her again, I realized that he beak is starting to cross, scissor like, it is very slight, but it is there. She did not have a crooked beak when she was born and I have not noticed it until just yesterday. Will it continue to get worse? What do I do??

    Here you can see a picture of how it is open on the one side.

  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    You can try carefully filing down a side, but from my experience with a cross beak, since it was a bone plate deformity, it just got worse and worse.
  3. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

    Jan 11, 2007
    keep that tip clipped (this will facilitate matters somewhat)

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