Crossbeak or something else?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by wolfgirl9, Oct 8, 2014.

  1. wolfgirl9

    wolfgirl9 Out Of The Brooder

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    My rooster has a crooked beak and i have no idea what it is, posting pics soon.
     
  2. kada6305

    kada6305 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    once you post a picture you will have an answer, but may be cross beak. How old is your rooster?
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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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!
     
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2014
  4. wolfgirl9

    wolfgirl9 Out Of The Brooder

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    My rooster is about a year old
     
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    wolfgirl9 Out Of The Brooder

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  6. kada6305

    kada6305 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. wolfgirl9

    wolfgirl9 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm sorry to hear that sweet little chick died.. may she rest in piece[​IMG]
     

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