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

  1. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    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. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    If u caan't find anyone else, I will take him.
     
  5. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    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

    K7 Menagerie Chillin' With My Peeps

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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. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG]I lost her this weekend. [​IMG] I went out yesterday to clean out the brooder & she was perished.
     

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