What are the chances of this chick being able to eat on his own? The cross beak is not as much as a problem as the lower beak being quite a bit longer than the upper. He finally learned how to drink after a few days but cannot pick up feed even in a deep dish. I have been placing crumbled pieces of dry dog food into his beak which he easily swallows. I thought about trimming his lower beak but I am afraid of loosing the cup shape of the beak that permits him to drink. He is also missing an eye which is the least of his problems. I just do not have the heart to dispatch him, not to mention all that I can show for some expensive eggs.