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Is her beak deformed?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Stella1964, May 29, 2008.

  1. Stella1964

    Stella1964 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My red sex link's beak has an "overbite", where the top beak is quite longer than the bottom and doesn't quite close totally with the bottom beak.

    Is this normal? She's 9 weeks old. My other chicks don't exhibit this type of beak. [​IMG]
     
  2. Shaun Hagan

    Shaun Hagan Out Of The Brooder

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    We had a RIR like that when I was a kid. She never seemed to have troubles eating and drinking and lived for several years. No idea if there is a correction for this or not.
     
  3. Stella1964

    Stella1964 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the reassurance. She doesn't seem to have problems eating and doesn't appear to be in any pain. I guess I'm just curious if this is a common thing and if it produces problems a bit later in life.
     
  4. FisherMOM

    FisherMOM Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2008
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    My Cochin was like this and one day it broke to the correct size. I was getting ready to file it down. [​IMG] She is fine now.
     
  5. Stella1964

    Stella1964 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ooooh, that sounds so painful :eek:

    How would you file it down? Do they hold still for that?

    Also, how far should the top beak hook over the bottom beak, if at all?
     
  6. FisherMOM

    FisherMOM Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2008
    Bergen, NY
    have no clue really how to file it down. I head researched it online and that looked like my best alternative. Thank God I didn't have to do it!
     

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