Deformed beaks on silkies???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by TheChickInn, Mar 9, 2013.

  1. TheChickInn

    TheChickInn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi! I recently hatched out some silkies ( ordered eggs online from a reputable silkie breeder), the chicks hatched out perfect, but now that they are getting older- almost 2 months old, some are starting to have their lower beaks growing out so they are longer than their top beak ( bubba gump chicks?) They are all eating/drinking fine. Has anyone else had this happen to them, and if so, is it fixable? Thanks so much....
     
  2. spotsplus

    spotsplus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    unfortunately this is a genetic problem. Best you can do is to keep the beak trimmed. They should get along fine as long as your able to keep the beaks trimmed. I just wouldn't breed from them.
     
  3. TheChickInn

    TheChickInn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks...i was afraid of that. Unfortunately, these were meant to be my daughter's 4H chickens for this year :(
     

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