Scissor Beak...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Robbo, Feb 27, 2015.

  1. Robbo

    Robbo Songster

    Mar 20, 2013
    Is there anyway to make it from progressing? Chicks are 9 days old and one of our favorites already, I picked up last night and the bottom beak is slanted to the side. It is nothing terrible yet. But I don't want it getting worse if I can prevent it.
  2. Folly's place

    Folly's place Free Ranging

    Sep 13, 2011
    southern Michigan
    Not really. Trimming it a little bit at a time might help, and feeding in a very deep dish helps too. A cockrel might make it to butchering time, but a pullet will have a hard time when she come in lay keeping up her weight. There's a thread here somewhere con these chicks, but I personally have given up on them, as far as long term survival is concerned. So sorry, Mary

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