One of my cochin chicks has a pretty bad cross beak. It's bad enough that the beak hardly overlaps, but she's learned how to drink sideways and has been working on eating. She was going to be euthanized today because she hasn't been eating enough...HOWEVER, I think I've figure out how to feed her! I took a rabbit feeder, added a lip and an edge to slow her billing out. I could instantly tell it was working, and she ate constantly for about 15 minutes before I pulled her away. Her crop felt like a golf ball! I pulled out the feeder for the night and will put it back early in the morning. Will she eat herself to death if given the chance? I know with starving animals you do not want to give them too much food at once, but how much monitoring does she need and how often does she need to eat? How long does it take for a crop to empty? She's a fighter, and a sweetheart to boot! She's also the top chick even with a fiesty frizzle roo in there, haha.