Scissor beak

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Eleanor C, Apr 22, 2017.

  1. Eleanor C

    Eleanor C Just Hatched

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    My teenage chickens beak is completely scissored the top part of her beak is normal but then the bottom is really off to the side. I cant figure out what to do I have been giving her mashed up chick food but she is much smaller then thenother chicks and I think shes malnurished. Please let me know if you have any advice to help her or to fix it. Thank you!!!
     
  2. boskelli1571

    boskelli1571 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi there, try Facebook - Crossbeaks and special needs birds. They have a ton of info on care, problems etc. - very helpful group. [​IMG]
     
  3. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    I have one the same way. She is doing good and lays about every day. I built her a automatic feeder that's about 3x3 inches at the bottom and about 3 inches deep. She can eat all she wants this way. She loves for me to soak a little feed with water---not to wet but enough it will hold a shape-----she just jams her beak into it. She can not eat off the dirt or out a regular feeder. Fix her something and she will feed herself. Good Luck!
     
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  4. Eleanor C

    Eleanor C Just Hatched

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    Can you send me a picture of your feeder? I think that will help her!
     
  5. Eleanor C

    Eleanor C Just Hatched

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    I will definetly look on facebook thanks!
     
  6. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    It or any type feeder that will keep the feed deep enough so she can eat will work. I picked her up just a few minutes ago----she is as healthy as any of the rest of the hens, But she did stay skinny for a while until I separated her---put her with 2 other not perfect chickens and gave her this feeder----she put on some weight. I tried clipping but her beak is so crossed.
     

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