Silkie Chick's Beak?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Litewings, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. Litewings

    Litewings Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 25, 2008
    Summerfield, NC
    My silkie chick's beak points almost straight down at the tip. It looks almost like a raptor's beak. It's about 6 weeks old. ( I was wondering if a hawk got into the hen house when I wasn't looking.) [​IMG]

    Is this normal?

  2. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    Sounds like the beak is deformed. Can you get pics of it? If it's not to bad, the bird should be able to eat and drink fine, just shouldn't be bred.
  3. BantamoftheOpera

    BantamoftheOpera Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 24, 2010
    Southern Maine
    My new silkie is the same way? Did you end up trimming the beak or were you able to keep it the way it was? Mine has been able to eat and drink, but I'm a litte concerned.

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