Overgrown beak??

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by TinyTotsSeramas, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. TinyTotsSeramas

    TinyTotsSeramas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2011
    I just wanted to post this headshot of one of my little Serama pullets affectionately named "Hawk" to see if anyone else thought her upper beak is slightly longer then it should be? She earned the name "Hawk" because I think from a profile veiw, she looks like a baby hawk lol


    Here is a picture of "Shiloh" as a comparison..


    here are some baby pictures of Hawk just to show her off [​IMG]

  2. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

    Feb 27, 2008
    Elizabethtown, NC
    It looks like a normal beak to me. [​IMG]
  3. stellas mommy

    stellas mommy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 11, 2011
    Same here. Whats wrong with it?
  4. TinyTotsSeramas

    TinyTotsSeramas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2011
    when I look at her beak compaired to the other babies in her hatch, her's looks like a parrot beak IMO. Her top beak goes over her bottom beak where as the others are flush with eachother.. I just wanted to see if anyone else seen it.. apparently not.
    I guess im just going crazy! lol

    [​IMG] [​IMG] (they need a smiley that is pulling its hair out!)
  5. tandersphoenix

    tandersphoenix Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2011
    She looks OK for now. If it continues to curl more just cut the tip of it like you would your finger nails and you could even file it some with an emery board to smooth it back out.
  6. AinaWGSD

    AinaWGSD Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2010
    Sullivan, IL
    I do see what you're talking about, about the upper beak extending further over the lower beak than your other chick's. But I think that's a normal variation. Just keep an eye on it and if it seems to become even longer then you may have to trim it periodically.
  7. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 28, 2010
    North Florida
    I put a cement stepping stone in the pen and put their feed pan on it. They wipe their beaks on it and file them down.

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