1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Over Bite

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

  1. lively Bee's

    lively Bee's Chillin' With My Peeps

    105
    0
    129
    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 Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    382
    1
    151
    Jan 11, 2007
    Indiana
    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.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by