watering question for 5 wk old EE with crooked off-set beak

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by fried green eggs, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. fried green eggs

    fried green eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2011
    S.E. Michigan
    I just moved my small flock out to their new coop. [​IMG] They seem to be really happy with their new house. I have a 3 gal. bucket with nipples for watering in the coop so, no more dirty water [​IMG]. My question is reguarding a hen I have that has a very crooked and off-set beak - will she be able to get enough water from nipples? I didn't notice this ones beak as abnormal until she got a couple weeks old and it seems to be getting worse. She has been doing fine with brooder feeder and waterer - though she is a bit smaller than others her age. Thought I would just do a wait and see - as to culling her. [​IMG]
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Do a search on crossbeak -- lots of people have these. I doubt she will be able to drink from a nipple waterer. Usually they have to scoop food from a wide bowl, or so I've read. Never had one.

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