Feeding the special needs bird.

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by kyleigh, Sep 16, 2016.

  1. kyleigh

    kyleigh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2016
    I own two hens that have messed up beaks. One has scissor beak, while the other has a major under-bite. (As a side note, would like to hear about any experiences with CA Hatchery. All of the chicks I go from them had some sort of problem, except for one) Anyways, both of the chicks with the deformed beaks have a hard time eating. I do have a feeder that is maybe two inches deep. The one with the under-bite seems to be keeping up quite well, but the other isn't. She is very small for her age. I was wondering if there is a way to feed her that would help, and if there is a certain type of food to give. Maybe there is something I can out in her water to help her get the vitamins and minerals she needs. Thank you! [​IMG]
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi Premium Member

    Mar 27, 2012
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  3. Weehopper

    Weehopper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2015
    Definitely let the hatchery know about every funky bird you have gotten from them. Personally, I would also start using a different hatchery. Apparently they think it is ok to breed or buy, birds that are culls. That's bad business. And, I would let them know it is being talked about on the Internet. :(

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