We recently bought a 16 wk Red sex link and she has had her beak clipped. It's not a pretty job. We are totally against this but I felt sorry for her really and she was a little cutie. I've already noticed that she can't really pick up seed off the ground. The top beak is shorter as I've read in other posts and the shape is ok. However, the bottom beak looks terrible. It's forked, so she really has no way to pick up anything. I make sure the dish is full so she can eat. I'm concerned about her drinking and very concerned if her beak doesn't grow back. I've read so many opionions. Yes.. No... there has to be someone out there that has had a younger chicken with a clipped beak that can say with 100% certainly that the beak either grew back or didn't. Please provide feedback if you have or know it to be accurate the the beak WILL grow back and if you know how long it takes to do so. If the beak won't grow back we will have to find out something to do to improve the shape of the bottom. I would start with our avian vet. We just bought her on Saturday 3/16/13. Suggestions, thoughts, experience welcome!