I am soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo mad at the hatchery. OMG. I ordered this bird back in March for an early July delivery (I ordered a started pullet...a black star to accompany Chickie who is a red star). When I was supposed to get her in July, the hatchery told me there was a mistake in the orders and they ran short of birds, so I had to wait an extra month. She finally arrived today, but her beak is clipped. THEY NEVER HAD THIS STATED ANYWHERE ON THEIR SITE OR THE ORDER THAT THEIR BIRDS ARE DELIVERED WITH CLIPPED BEAKS!! I never would have ordered from them if I knew. She can't defend herself...nor can she ever been shown. IMO, They sent me a defective bird. Her beak will never grow back will it? I am so sad for this little girl. I don't want to send her back, but I do want my money back. This is outrageous to me. I sent the hatchery an email with my complaint. Any thoughts? Also, so far so good with Chickie. She does peck at the new girl from time to time (the first half hour I was playing ref with a broom between her and the new girl...lol). Right now all seems to be fairly quiet with an occassional cluck that bellows "ouch". Any ideas on how to make the new girl comfy? Her feathers are so pretty. I love the green irridescence in the black. Her comb is so small right now...lol, but she is a sweet bird. Nice and friendly. I'm just so bummed on the clipped beak.