So I bought 6 Silkie chicks a while ago from a feed store. I picked each one out, making sure none had pasty butt or where acting off in any way. When I was going through them I picked up one that had a bent beak, it wasn't really bent, just a lil crooked off to one side. Every thing else was ok with it and I really liked its color so I got that one. Now the Silkie is much older and looking great (when he looks me straight in the face it looks like he is smirking at me). But it made me wander why it happens; you know why do some chicks hatch out with bent beaks? Is it just the way they developed in the egg or is it linked to genetics?