Scissor Beak Hen as Broody

centrarchid

Crossing the Road
12 Years
Sep 19, 2009
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Holts Summit, Missouri
I seldom see chickens with scissor beaks and messed up feet at hatch. When I do it comes in spurts with incubator hatched chicks. More than once I have had this where the same mating gives quality chicks time and again then one batch is 3 funky chicks out 12 that normally dispatched on the spot and putting the parents at risk of being culled themselves. A batch hatch at school gave three cretins. One American Dominique pullet has a really crappy looking beak, but she is in good weight and just came into lay. She was allowed to stay owing to interest of students. I am going to hatch chicks from her line-bred back to her father to see what pops out.
 

centrarchid

Crossing the Road
12 Years
Sep 19, 2009
26,451
18,021
876
Holts Summit, Missouri
This pullet to be worked with. She is in excellent weight and no problems with feathering evident. Deformity is not restricted to beak. Skull itself is also misshapen. Lighting issue as used spot light bounced off barn ceiling.
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On my farm, everyone has a job. Some brood and raise chicks (their own or others), some take care of the garden and compost, some are layers. Right now I have a Nankin roo with a slight cross beak and a Nankin hen with a sprig comb raising Sultan babies.

This pullet to be worked with. She is in excellent weight and no problems with feathering evident. Deformity is not restricted to beak. Skull itself is also misshapen. Lighting issue as used spot light bounced off barn ceiling.
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