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I've been reading for 1 hr about crossbeak but still need your help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by True Grit, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. True Grit

    True Grit Songster

    Zippy , my almost 10 week old pullet has been on baytril for two weeks for what I think was an ear infection. She seemed completely well and has been back in the coop for 3 days or so. Tonight I noticed her beak is slightly misaligned. I can't imagine it is because I was giving her oral baytril in the corner of her beak but I can't be sure. I was always gentle. Is it at all common for a chick to get cross beak at 9-10 weeks? She has no problem eating. It is pretty minor at this point. Is it likely to get worse? Thank-you!

  2. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

    Aug 17, 2008
    Larry, KS
    My Coop
    If it's minor, keep it that way by filing the side if it overlaps enough to keep it from closing properly. Make the side fit inside the top. This will encourage the natural alignment to maintain itself. If you don't then there's nothing to keep it in check.

    You can try a homeopathic called calcarea phosphorica, and there are other homeopathics folks have recommended. Take a look into those.
  3. Smoky73

    Smoky73 Lyon Master

    Feb 8, 2007
    Try to keep it filed down the best you can to try to keep the proper alignment however, once it starts, it rarely corrects itself. I have one serious cross beak bird outside who did not have it from birth, just as the beak grows if there is a slight misaligment with the jaw at all, it will start showing up. My serious crossbeak hen has no issues....she can still eat with the b est of them and hers is BAD.
  4. True Grit

    True Grit Songster

    I thank you and my chick thanks you![​IMG]

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