Has anyone had or heard of a scissor beak chick

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Francischick, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. Francischick

    Francischick Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 16, 2012
    My mom had 9 chicks hatch Easter weekend. After a while I noticed Francis beak didn't line up. The bigger she has gotten the worse it has gotten. So she is almost 6 months old and half the size of her sister but she seems to be doing fine. I thought I was helping her by trimming her beak and it started bleed and it just broke my heart I felt so bad for doing that. Should I continue to trim it just alittle or leave it alone. Her beak doesn't even close anymore and I have to feed her in her own way but other than that she is fine. Any advice I might need in taking care of her. One site said to put her out of her misery but she doesn't seem miserable.
  2. LeJeune1

    LeJeune1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 25, 2011
    Allen Parish, LA
    Sounds like the chicken has a crossbeak. It does not require trimming. You may want to keep her seperate and watch to make sure it stops bleeding and allow her to eat when shes ready.

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