scissor beak

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by llaaadyel, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. llaaadyel

    llaaadyel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a creveceeur chick and a polish top hat that both seem to not be able to close their beaks completely. It just seems that the top part is curved and longer than the bottom. Is there anything that I can do to correct this. They are both 9 weeks old. I have never had a chicken with this issue and am not even sure it is scissor beak.

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  2. PamB

    PamB Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 20, 2010
    Dayville, CT
    Quote:Can you trim the beak so that it closes easier? I had a chick like this and I had to just keep an eye on it and trim it once in a while. I used nail clippers for dogs. Just be careful for the quick (just like when trimming nails) so you don't cause bleeding.
     
  3. llaaadyel

    llaaadyel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. That was my first instinct, but I wasn't sure I could do it. I will try it tomorrow.
     

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