I have a 17 week old BR pullet that had a small split in the top of her beak. I didn't bother to do anything about the split because it was quite small and appeared to be resolving itself by peeling and flaking off. Today the split piece peeled away and I thought the problem was resolved aside from a slightly ragged appearance. After looking carefully at her beak I realized that she didn't look quite right and that's when I discovered she has a minor cross beak. The original split was probably caused because of the cross. I am pretty observant and feel I should have noted this problem before now, but didn't. My question is do cross beaks get progressively worse over time? The cross beak is very minor and is not causing any real problems, but will that change as she ages? She is in no danger of starving unless the beak gets radically worse and now I am wondering if that could happen. I plan to trim her beak slightly to better align the beak edges and clean up the ragged appearance. I appreciate any answers. Thanks.