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Jaw trouble

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MeganChick, May 25, 2016.

  1. MeganChick

    MeganChick New Egg

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    This little girl is about two months old and I haven't had any troubled with her until today when I notice her beak was not closing properly shown above in the second picture. She is eating drinking cleaning and acting her normal self I was just wondering if this is something to be concerned about or if this has happened to anyone else. Suggestions welcome!
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Is ther anything inside her beak keeping it from closing, or does she have a cross beak? Cross beak or scissors beak chicks will usually get worse as they grow. It can be hereditary or from a vitamin or mineral deficiency in the parents. Many people try to help them live a normal life by using a deep bowl for feeding, and adding water to the feed to make it wet. Sometimes the beak can be trimmed with dog nail clippers or ground down with a dremel tool to help the beak fit together better. Do a search at the top of the page or Google " cross beak chicken," and look for posts by BYC and TheChickenChick.com
     
  3. MeganChick

    MeganChick New Egg

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    Thank you so much I'm pretty sure she is crossed beaked their was a lot of helpful info when I searched it!!!! Now I can help my poor girl.
     

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