Hey y'all! I'm a first-time chicken mama, and it seems I've already got a rough decision to make. One of my chicks has a badly crossed beak. It's gotten steadily worse and worse, and now it's becoming apparent that she's getting thinner. Her feathers are coming in just fine, but the body underneath them is skin and bones. She tries and tries to eat, but clearly isnt' getting much. I've seen the other birds pick feed right out of her crooked beak, poor thing. I've tried all kinds of things to help her to eat - deeper bowls, a mash of feed with water or yogurt, etc - but nothing has really helped. The fact is that despite how very sweet she is (a real cuddler!) her deformity will never improve and she'll always be a high maintenance and very hungry bird, if she doesn't simply starve to death because food can't get into her belly. So. Now I just have to decide at what point she's had enough and it's time to do the merciful thing and put her down. My practical side really doesn't want to take her to a vet and spend $30+ to get her put to sleep. Are there humane methods for putting down a bird that I could do myself? I don't want her to suffer any more than she already has. Thanks!