I have a 4 week old EE chick with a cross beak. We noticed it at 5 days and it is getting much more severe, so it may not be an issue as she may not make it past this bag of chick starter. But I have known several parrots who lived full lives missing their entire lower beak and once they learned how to eat again after loosing their beak they did very well with only a few changes to the diet to accommodate their special needs so I'm not going to cull her until she is unable to eat well enough to gain/maintain weight. If she does make it, would it be better to offer crumbles or pellets? I know pellets would be less wasteful, but I'm not sure if a "special needs" cross-beak would be able to eat them as easily as the crumbles.