One of my young hens seem to be developing a cross beak - jusy slightly, but clearly crossed. Of the batch she hatched out of she is the largest hen so I assume she is having no trouble eating. I did not notice the cross until just this week, she most certainly did NOT have it two weeks back when I spent a fair amount of time with this bunch. Another hen in her batch has just come up with a split upper beak, again within the last few days. I think it is too crossed to just file down however. Could these two be pecking at titanum when I am not looking??! Her mother is a pure SLW but the roo is a mutt from a friends farm - now I wonder about the cross beak - bad genetics from the roo? She is a beautiful black hen with golden lacing and a muff face. I would assume I should not breed her but I worry in a multi hen house how to make sure I do not pick her eggs to incubate. However I do not want to cull her if she is healthy and thriving. Thoughts anyone?