to trim or not to trim... not really sure.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by joneus, Dec 2, 2011.

  1. joneus

    joneus Songster

    Apr 2, 2011
    Ballston Spa
    One of my 2wk old chicks has a really undershot lower beak. It fits INSIDE the upper beak, which has a slight downward curve to it (I'll get a pic if I can). She seems to be okay with eating & drinking, as she is growing & thriving, but she drops a LOT of her crumbles when she eats (and makes a HUGE mess!). I'm not sure if she does it because of her deformity, or if she's just a slob, but...

    should I try to trim her upper beak to match the lower one? If so, how do I do that? She's so little!

  2. GoldDogsMom

    GoldDogsMom Songster

    Aug 10, 2011
    Indiana, PA

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