The threads I've read for curved/hook beaks (some like mine with lumps under the beak) have varied widely. In my case, the curved/hook beak on my month old chick was accompanied by a rounded tongue. The vet discovered her deformity when examining the bump beneath her lower beak. He felt around the mass and her tongue popped out of it. Instead of growing straight, it grew into a spiral-like tendril. The lower beak was so small, there was no room for a tongue so it fused into a stiff circle that pressed into her neck just under the beak. We agreed with the Dr. that she was likely uncomfortable and would never thrive so painlessly (for her at least) put her to rest. Has anyone experienced this before? And if so, are there any surgical, non-surgical remedies?