hatched crooked beak developing into crossbeak? PICS

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by foxflower, May 11, 2010.

  1. foxflower

    foxflower Songster

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    I just noticed this 3 week old BLRW chick's beak is crooked but not really a crossbeak yet. [​IMG] I'm thinking it may be developing into a crossbeak since there is a tiny bit of difference in alignment between top and bottom. When I looked at the pics from 1 week old I can see it must of hatched that way. Any thoughts on what happened -- genetics, in-egg development problem, vitamin deficiency? It is doing fine so far, so I won't cull it unless its suffering or is a roo. I'm going to add vitamins to the water and give some individually.

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  2. mandyplo

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    Oh dear [​IMG] She's adoreable too.. I really don't know much about this or what to give chicks as babies like vitamins to help, but BEST OF LUCK! I hope he/she Is okay, she looks happy!! and Healthy.
    Good luck!
     
  3. mandyplo

    mandyplo In the Brooder

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    ps. What kind of chicks are those two?
     
  4. foxflower

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    Thanks. This just threw me because its like the whole beak area is growing off toward the side. I'm wondering if it got deformed in the egg.
     
  5. foxflower

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    The one with the crooked beak is a blue laced red wyandotte. The other is a black copper maran/penedesenca cross. [​IMG]
     

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