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Pullet with SEVERELY Twisted Beak

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Bleenie, Sep 29, 2012.

  1. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    I bought a pullet today from the auction. She looked healthy enough as far as body type but I couldn't see her face very well,just enough to make out it was definitely a pullet. I thought she was around 3-4months but after I got her home I noticed her comb is more red than I would expect a 4month olds to be.

    Main thing though, I opened the box and found a beautiful girl with a completely TWISTED beak, looks awful. I think she's stunted form not eating enough and I want to know if there's ANYTHING I can do to make things easier for her. It's obvious that her previous owner was very hands-on with her,she's super sweet and doesn't mind being picked up.

    Well here's a picture so please give me any input that might help make her more comfortable.
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  2. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member

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    Scissor / Crossed beak- What it is and How to Manage It

    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/03/scissor-beak-aka-crossed-beak-what-it.html



    Instructions How to feed :

      • 1
        Change the chicken's diet from pellets to mash or crumbles. Mash is a coarse mix of grains ground to a small size. Crumbles are smaller pellets, broken up into pieces.
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        Feed the chicken from a feeder, not by scattering the food on the ground. Its beak won't close over food on a hard surface. It needs to be able to scoop it up from underneath.


    Read more: How to Feed a Scissor Beak Chicken | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_7781679_feed-scissor-beak-chicken.html#ixzz27u5ireUT


    http://blog.mypetchicken.com/2012/05/23/cross-beak-scissor-beak/ ALSO this one...

    I wish you the Best!!
     
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  3. CluckyCharms

    CluckyCharms Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm so sorry about your chicken, it looks quite uncomfortable. I'm glad you took it home.
     
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2012
  4. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    Thank you guys for the replies. I am feeding her out of a feeder so she can 'dig in' to eat. I tried some wet mash but she didn't want it and was only interested in the crumbles.I do believe it'sa pullet,it's very pullet-y in shape and feathers. I was hoping it would have been a good quality hen formy breeding project but now she is destined to hang with the layers!

    I just reallyhope she thrives and the previous owners didn't send her to auction because she was starting to go downhill. I was considering trimming the upper beak but after a closer look it's twisted back up to her face so I don't think it'll help.
     
  5. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member

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    Dont give up hope on the breeding project yet! do your homework, I have heard that it could have been an incubation issue.... but you will have to research actual causes... I have the same pretty hen and she is just the best girl!! her name is Harley lol Good Luck let me know how she is in a few!!
     
  6. NovaAman

    NovaAman Overrun With Chickens

    Na, a deep feeder, and she'll be fine. She's very nicely patterned, and I'd say she is just about to point of lay.
     
  7. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    Herlacing is nice & she has a decent comb besides being really short,but her tail is awfully upright for a Wyandotte. I am kinda thinking shes around POL too,just by looking at her comb/wattles. But she's about half the size of my other GLW girls =/

    She is getting up on the roost herself and eating & drinking good too.
     
  8. NovaAman

    NovaAman Overrun With Chickens

    She might be a bantam GLW. They are going to be much smaller. Or, It might be that she is just stunted/runty.
     

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