Incubating error..What causes Crooked or deformed beak?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by standardbanty, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. standardbanty

    standardbanty Songster

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    What causes Crooked or deformed beak? Thanks..Just want to improve incubation methods.
     
  2. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

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    from what i heard thats hereditary
     
  3. Ravyn

    Ravyn In the Brooder

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    That's all I've ever heard too. That it's heredity. I would cull cross beak chickens or never use them in a breeding program.

    yep, just checked and Storey's guide to raising poultry book says it's heredity.
     
  4. Crystalchic

    Crystalchic Gone for a bit

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    Ravyn and bell are 100% correct
    the only thing you can do with a cross beak chicken is keep it as a pet or eat it
    I had one hatch with one eye and cross beak
    he lives in the coop with my laying hens
    i dont even think that he can catch the hens to breed with them
    i seen him try but couldnt stay balanced the poor thing
     

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