Trimming a Cross beak ?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by NoisyCricket, Mar 28, 2012.

  1. NoisyCricket

    NoisyCricket Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a silkie cockeral (7/11) with a cross beak, and I was wondering if I needed to trim his beak back, since the top and bottom are not opposing each other?? Kinda like doing an incisor reduction on a parrot mouthed horse.
    His top beak is starting to curl under.

    If so, what is the best tool for the job?
     
  2. chicklover16

    chicklover16 queen of flirts

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    Is he having trouble eatting? if not I would leave it alone
     
  3. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nail clippers work well. Be careful not to clip into the 'quick'.
     
  4. NoisyCricket

    NoisyCricket Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it is starting to hinder his eating. I will give the nail clippers a shot.
    Thank you.
     

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