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Day Old Malformed Chick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by clucks-r-us, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. clucks-r-us

    clucks-r-us Hatching

    Apr 6, 2009
    We bought day old chicks today and one has a beak malformation (top beak does not meet bottom beak) and it is missing one eye. Has anyone hand fed a chick like this with any luck?

  2. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Songster

    Feb 15, 2009
    Northern California
    Give him a couple of days. Internally, if he's sound, he'll adapt and be just fine.
  3. Renee

    Renee Songster

    May 7, 2008
    Sometimes chicks with cross beaks do fine. Make sure he has access to a dish that is deep enough for him to scoop out the mash.
  4. mema2003

    mema2003 Songster

    Oct 18, 2008
    I just realized one of my chicks beak is like that and it is several weeks old and eats just fine. I think it only hurts me when I see it. I noticed something about a week ago but I thought its mouth was a little open because it was hot but then my daughter pointed out a few days after that, that the beaks don't fit together.

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