Over Bite

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by lively Bee's, Feb 21, 2007.

  1. lively Bee's

    lively Bee's Songster

    Feb 6, 2007
    My wife pointed out today that one of the chicks has a overbite I will try to get a pic and post it
  2. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing

    Could it be a twisted beak? Usually you can keep it trimmed and it will fix itself or at least keep the bird more comfortable.
    A picture will really help!
  3. beckt

    beckt Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Sounds like cross beak. I have a little d'uccle hen that has it. I just take her to the vet about once a month to get it trimmed. What they do is trim it up to match the lower one as best they can. She does just fine with the others & is quite the little piggy. I love her so much. What it is, is a skull deformity. The one I have did not show up early as a chick. A friend of mine hatched out some of my eggs for me & I did not even notice it till she was a couple months old. The only one out of 7 to have it.

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