Very downwards pointing beak?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Sjedda, Mar 23, 2017.

  1. Sjedda

    Sjedda Just Hatched

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    Should I be worried? This is the only chicken that has this. No one else is even close to having such a big top beak.
    I believe the chick can eat and drink without a problem tho. Thanks!
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    It looks a little long, but since it is a chick I would take my time on deciding if it needs trimming. TheChickenChick.com has some good tips if you Google "trimming a chickens beak." You can also search here on BYC at the top of this page. Chickens will"scrape" their beaks on the ground normally after eating to clean off their beaks. If they get too long, it becomes hard to peck at food. I would put a large rock near the chicks to scrape and peck.
     
  3. Sjedda

    Sjedda Just Hatched

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    Ok, thanks! Maybe it will wear down after a while.. Will find a rock for them to peck at!
     
  4. Sjedda

    Sjedda Just Hatched

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    Thank you so much! It looks super scary tho..
     

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