Hooked Upper Beak

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 7seassailor, Dec 4, 2015.

  1. 7seassailor

    7seassailor New Egg

    May 6, 2015
    Good Afternoon,

    I do not believe this is an emergency but i was looking for some feedback. We have an Easter Egger, noticed her upper beak is some what curved. I was hoping that she would grind it down over time and her beak shape would return to normal. However at 11 weeks i have not seen much improvement. She seems to be eating and drinking just fine so at this point i plan on doing nothing. If it is recommended by a poster that i do need to do something please let me know what it is.

    Thank you in advance for your time in responding.



  2. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 12, 2013
    Boulder, Colorado
    Trim the lower beak with a pair of dog toenail clippers. Just 1/8" a few times a week.

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