Twisty, the twisted beak pullet (picture)

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by PlymouthRocker, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. PlymouthRocker

    PlymouthRocker Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2009
    Plymouth County MA
    I have no idea how this happened to Twisty (that's what we call her - - - she's the only White Wyandotte with a name since they all look alike). She eats and drinks with no problem, so she's adapted. She's very friendly too.

  2. WildernessLofts

    WildernessLofts Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2009
    North Topeka, KS
    If you plan on keeping her, keep a close eye on that beak. She may not be able to keep it properly worn down, so you may end up having to trim it back every once in a while so she doesn't have difficulty eating/drinking.
  3. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    I have a wyandotte with a crossbeak too. Thats her name, crossbeak. Her beak is similar to Twisty's and she is also the only one of her color to have a name.
    Its pretty amazing how they learn to adapt. I am also quite impressed how animals just dont complain about problems and pains the way humans do.
    I use a battery operated dremel sander to help her keep the beak from getting too overgrown. The battery kind is way more quiet/ less intimidating.
  4. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Awwwwwww, she's beautiful! [​IMG] I had a EE with crossbeak, and she faired just fine with it too. Like everyone says, just keep an eye on her. [​IMG]

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