Silkie with scissor beak or broken jaw?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Laurie's Silkies, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. Laurie's Silkies

    Laurie's Silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my 6 week old silkies has a lower beak that jutts way out to the side. could it have a broken jaw? or scissor beak?. A couple weeks ago I noticed it but wase'nt so bad then. now it's really bad. Still running with the others and seems to be eating but I will really watch closely now that the beak has gotten so bad. When eating becomes difficult I will have to cull her I guess. She is a beautiful splash. what are the odds of it being scissor beak verses an injury? Looked normal as a tiny chick.
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Since it has worsened over time, it does indeed sound like scissor beak.
    Some of these chickens do fine for a long time with a deep dish for their feed, so they can scoop it up.
     
  3. Laurie's Silkies

    Laurie's Silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone have any opinions? Still seems to be eating ok.
     
  4. Bullet

    Bullet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got a 20 week old hen with a scissor beak. the guy I got her from said she has been eating and drinking fine her entire life. She is the sweetest chicken I have ever had!! I feel so bad her, but it's all she knows. she walks right up to me and lets me pick her up. her name is honey. I'd keep your chick around!
     

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