Crossbeak or something else?

Wyandottes7

Crowing
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Crossbeak is usually hereditary, so there isn't much you can do about it. Many cross beaked birds live normal lives, though may need a little extra help. Providing deep dishes of food makes it easier for birds with a cross beak to eat. Sometimes, trimming the beak so that it aligns better is a good idea.

Here are is a good link on living with cross-beaked birds:
https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...-for-special-needs-chickens-and-their-keepers

And, some other links:

http://ontheurbanfarm.blogspot.com/2012/10/cross-beaksplit-beak-not-hopeless.html
http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/03/scissor-beak-aka-crossed-beak-what-it.html
https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/859202/no-emergency-how-to-trim-a-crossed-beak

I hope this helps!
 
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kada6305

Songster
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Mar 13, 2013
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Kersey, Pennsylvania



If it is a cross beak, it isn't bad at all. But could just be a beak injury. I hope someone with more experience with less severe cross beak can come along. I had a chick born 8 days ago who had pretty severe cross beak. This was her beak. She died yesterday. Don't mind the eye, it turned out to be a piece of sand.


 

wolfgirl9

In the Brooder
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Feb 11, 2013
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I'm sorry to hear that sweet little chick died.. may she rest in piece
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