I have a two week old crossbeak EE. I've done a crossbeak search here at the forum and see that many of you take special care of your crossbeaks, and that they become pets. While I applaud and respect your efforts, that's not in the cards here. We raise our birds for meat and eggs. I've also read that many of you clip your birds beaks back a bit so that they meet up better. Here are some pics of the little guy. I'm thinking he's not going to benefit from clipping.....or is he? The chick eats and drinks and is the same size as the rest of the birds. I'm wondering if anyone has raised a crossbeak in a farm setting, with the other birds and it made it to butchering or to be a good layer? I don't really want to cull the bird as it's doing well. Just not sure if it will get worse as it ages. It doesn't seem fair to keep it if it's only going to get worse and suffer later in life. Any advice appreciated.