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Deformed head

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by rustychick2000, Mar 24, 2016.

  1. rustychick2000

    rustychick2000 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 28, 2015
    I just received a batch of buff or ping to chicks in the mail from Hoovers Hatchery. One of the Chicks arrived with a deformed head. The whole right side of her head is sunk in which caused a scissor beak. I gave her water and tried to give food. I'm wondering if it would be best to dispatch of her or try to fix her beak. Any suggestions??? [​IMG]
  2. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2016
    Saint Louis, MO
    I wouldn't try to fix it, but some can live with it. You can do a search to find the best ways to manage it if that's the route to take.
  3. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 11, 2011
    Unfortunately, I'd cull that one. Scissor beaks tend to get worse as they age, and that ones already pretty bad :( Not to mention everything else going on there.

    You should also send this picture to Hoover. That chick should've never made it into your box, in my opinion :/
  4. rustychick2000

    rustychick2000 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 28, 2015
    Okay thanks and I definitely will

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