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Discussion in 'Buy Sell Auction - Archives' started by Rare Feathers Farm, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. Light Brahma chick, hatched 2.5 weeks ago. Hatched fine but its bill has become crossed (more & more so with time). It is eating & drinking fine...but I do not want to use it as breeding stock.

    Free to good home. Can PM pics.

    Thanks,

    ~Heather
     
  2. Still available...but hubby wants me to let him put it down this week...unless I can get rid of it. Any takers?
     
  3. K7 Menagerie

    K7 Menagerie Songster

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    Maybe you could send the little guy with my golden laced cochin roo? That way you can tell hubby that the Brahma has a home, just waiting until we meet in November......
     
  4. rebecca10782

    rebecca10782 Songster

    Apr 24, 2008
    If u caan't find anyone else, I will take him.
     
  5. Quote:I can do that! Perfect! It was hatched out about three weeks ago--so it's still needing a heat lamp & pretty tiny. Brahmas grow really slowly...the bill has gotten worse. It's extremely crossed...but it's eating & drinking okay....
     
  6. K7 Menagerie

    K7 Menagerie Songster

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    I have a brooder in the garage with heat that he should be happy in. We'll just make sure he's spoiled rotten. I don't know much about a crossed beak, though. As long as he is able to eat and drink he's ok? Anything special other than that I would need to do? My sister-in-law is a vet (and specializes in birds), maybe she would be able to do something for the little guy (or girl).
     
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2008
  7. Quote:I'm not really sure...I just know I don't it in my breeding stock in case it's hereditary. It was not hatched like that but it started crossing a few days after hatching & now it is completely mis-aligned to the point that the entire bottom beak is exposed and twisted off of the top part. I do use a coffee grinder to grind up the starter crumbles even finer which seems to help. Otherwise, it's in there with all of the others it's same age & is doing fine.
     
  8. K7 Menagerie

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    I'll tuck him/her in with my 2 week old golden laced wyandotte chicks. Should be just fine, and I have some ideas for feeding from checking some of the threads on crossed beaks.
     
  9. [​IMG]I lost her this weekend. [​IMG] I went out yesterday to clean out the brooder & she was perished.
     

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