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Deformed head

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

  1. rustychick2000

    rustychick2000 Out Of The Brooder

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Okay thanks and I definitely will
     

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