Not that this is my favorite evening reading, but I sure am glad you posted it, Wayne. One of our packing peanuts from Ideal has developed crossbeak, and it is getting increasingly worse. Wouldn't it figure that it is just the sweetest little chick. That said, every time I see it my heart breaks for it and I wonder how it manages to go on...It preens its feathers, is one of the first out of the brooder for playtime...but can't even pick the treats up that all of the others scrabble for despite all of his efforts. Have decided to let him live as long as he seems to enjoy being here, and is able to keep his weight. Have also thought about how I could euthanize him if he didn't...I couldn't let him starve. Now I have a different option, and I am grateful for it. Thanks for the post.