Does cross beak keep getting worse?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Z_chicken, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. Z_chicken

    Z_chicken Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a 12 week old silkie roo with cross beak. Will it keep getting worse?

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  2. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

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    I don't know if it gets worse but I would not hatch eggs from him at all.
     
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Mine always have. Now I cull as soon as I see it.
     
  4. raindrop

    raindrop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is a cross-beak chick at about a week old. It gradually got worse, she stopped growing, and I culled her at about 4-5 weeks old.

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    Some are not as bad, can eat and do okay, but do not breed them.
     
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2009

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