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tiny white spot on tip of beak??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by tvtaber, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. tvtaber

    tvtaber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HI! We just got 6 chicks we ordered from the feed store last night (a photo would be good here LOL!) and I have a question. The last set of chicks we had and some of these have a white spot on the tip of their beak about the size of a pin head. It seems to go away in a few days. Does anyone know what this is?
     
  2. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2007
    Maine
    It's their egg tooth, they use it to break out of the shell. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2008
  3. Psittizen Shikkin

    Psittizen Shikkin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't remember if that's called an egg-tooth or what. It's there for pipping and unzipping the eggshell.
     

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