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Scissor beak.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ShaneM, Mar 18, 2017.

  1. ShaneM

    ShaneM Out Of The Brooder

    May 28, 2015
    Hello everyone. So I recently hatched some chicks. One of them has scissor beak. It started off with just a little bit. But seems to be getting worse. Is there anything I can do to help fix it? Thanks [​IMG][/IMG]
  2. ShaneM

    ShaneM Out Of The Brooder

    May 28, 2015
  3. kka1978

    kka1978 New Egg

    Mar 18, 2017
    I had a Red Star last year with a crooked beak and she is healthy and does just as well as my others. She is our Dolly girl!
  4. jonezjollyfarm

    jonezjollyfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2015
    I believe the only "fix" is surgery which you probably won't find anyone to do it. I have a hen with scissor beak and she has done well. As long as you have crumbles for it to eat and keep a close eye on the beak ( it will need to be trimmed occasionally. The top and bottom) should be fine. We feed ours wet food. She gets a lot of baths. But she does well with it. And it helps her make friends because they all want a taste of the wet food. She's definitely the friendliest of all my chickens. She has yet to lay an egg but I don't care about that. She's my little lady.
  5. dekel18042

    dekel18042 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2013
    I have one scissor beak and she does fine and lays well. Some have more problems that others. It may help if you have some feed in a more open type container as opposed to the poultry feeder with little round holes, so she is able to scoop it up
    After all, some hatcheries debeak birds and they have very little bill left and they still manage to eat.

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