My silkies hatched several eggs about 5-6 weeks ago. Right after that I lost a hen and 7 of the babies to a fox. I have 1 remaining chick and until yesterday I hadn't noticed it has cross beak? I don't recall seeing this on it after it hatched. Could something after the hatch have occurred so this would happen? Or is it 100% birth defect? Long as she seems to be eating just fine on her own, I shouldn't have to worry about issues that may arise later? Long as 'she' is a she and not a roo I will keep her for laying... otherwise he'll probably make a fine stock.