crossed beaked hen *Pics Added*

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Mrs.brown, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. Mrs.brown

    Mrs.brown Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 3 month old hen that has a bad case of crossed beak. I'm wondering what would be the easiest foods for her to swallow.
     
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2011
  2. SoFluffy

    SoFluffy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anything easy to digest-food that that she can swallow straight away, good luck [​IMG]
     
  3. La Mike

    La Mike (Always Slightly Off)

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    Anything you can get it to eat. Be aware that it usually doesnt go well with cross beak as it tends to worsen quickly. Not many I have heard of survive for long [​IMG]
    A mild cross may work but the more severe the less chance of survival.
     
  4. Mrs.brown

    Mrs.brown Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Shes smaller than any average sized 3 month old chickens. And still shes a bantam.
     
  5. sham30

    sham30 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a top hat chick with a cross beak a bit worse then yours - my vet is looking in to clipping the beak once she gets a bit bigger - she is doing some research on it. Good luck, mine likes oatmeal, soaked egg layer crumple and bread crumbs
     
  6. Mrs.brown

    Mrs.brown Chillin' With My Peeps

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    La Mike and SoFluffy- Thank you for the caution
    shamo30-I will try those.
    Thank you all
     

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