What is wrong with this beak!!!??? OMG!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by zookeeptd, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. zookeeptd

    zookeeptd Out Of The Brooder

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    I just checked on Bannies and saw this. I try to put it back in line but won't stay!!! Help plz!!![​IMG]
     
  2. OkChickens

    OkChickens Orpingtons Are Us

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    That is a Cross Beak. It happens from inbreeding and poor genetics. Did you get the birds from a hatchery?

    Nate
     
  3. 9Catsz

    9Catsz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Inbreeding and poor genetics are not the only way to get a cross beak. I bought eggs from show stock chickens and got a cross beak and severely deformed toes. My hatchery chicks produce perfect little peepers.
     
  4. OkChickens

    OkChickens Orpingtons Are Us

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    I didn't say that was the only way. Not all hatcheries produce cross beaks. Some breeders breed Brother to Sister so many time that they get so inbred. 1 way to not have that happen is to line breed. This should produce good chicks. Breed Mother to son, father to daughter. grandparents to grandchildren, and never brother to sister. Sometimes it just happens, just a deformity.

    Nate
     
  5. LaynaDon95

    LaynaDon95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one with the same thing. Mine kept getting more and more crooked. Eventually it leveled out, I guess and stopped.
    (s)he is 3 weeks old now and keeping up with the best of them. I definitely won't be hatching her babies. (If it turns out to be a girl) But I say, if it can keep up I'm not gonna kill it.
    Other than that he's perfectly normal. ;)
     
  6. LaynaDon95

    LaynaDon95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not the best pic, but here's mine.
     
  7. zookeeptd

    zookeeptd Out Of The Brooder

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    She came from TSC in North Miss. 2 wks ago. So I may not lose her?
     
  8. LaynaDon95

    LaynaDon95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you got her 2 weeks ago, then I doubt it. Is she visibly smaller than the others? If not, then chances are she'll be fine. I have no idea how mine eats, but obviously he does.
     
  9. mommabice

    mommabice Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm in North Mississippi too. :)
     
  10. koakritters

    koakritters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got my little boy who's almost a year old now that has a horrible scissor beak. He can't eat like a normal chicken, he gets fed chick mash mixed in baby food and raw eggs. As long as I take the time to feed him separately he's been doing just fine, big, healthy, loud rooster! :)
     

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