Underbite chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by LocoPollo, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. LocoPollo

    LocoPollo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my new chicks has a bit of an underbite. His lower beak is a bit longer than the top. Is this going to cause any problems? I guess he just shouldnt breed, right? thanks!
     
  2. kycklingar!

    kycklingar! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you take an emory board and work it until it meets up with the upper beak, they should keep eachother down... but I think you're right, he shouldnt' be passing on those genes... [​IMG]
    Any pics?
     
  3. lilbreeches

    lilbreeches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have a 6 wk old jap. bantam pullet that has a bad overbite too. i didn't know you could file it down. as far as i can tell she still eats and drinks fine.
     

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