Will this turn into cross beak, or just crooked face? (Pic)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by meriruka, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. meriruka

    meriruka Songster

    Oct 18, 2007
    My two week old Buff Orp has a crooked beak. I'm wondering if this is the beginning of cross beak, or if her face is just a little off center. Does anyone know what will happen when she gets older? If it's just crooked, I'm not so worried. But if she will get cross beak, I don't want to watch her starve to death.Here she is:[​IMG]
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2008
  2. Sparrow

    Sparrow Songster

    Apr 11, 2008
    I just posted the same question about my young Sultan bantam, her face has become crooked as she grows and it looks quite similar to your chick's issue. Mine seems to be doing really well, and her beak is not crossed at all, so I think yours stands a good chance at being fine as well!
  3. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    I think she os fine
  4. mmajw

    mmajw Songster

    Jan 31, 2008
    Just ads character
  5. FrontPorchIndiana

    FrontPorchIndiana Songster

    Mar 8, 2008
    Aww, she's cute. She looks like she'll be fine.
  6. meriruka

    meriruka Songster

    Oct 18, 2007
    She's my favorite..... she's alert & adventurous & is the only one who is not afraid of me. Now she needs a very cool name. She's obviously going to be a bit odd looking......
    Any suggestions?
  7. mmajw

    mmajw Songster

    Jan 31, 2008
    Crissy for criss cross beak, or chris if she is really a he
  8. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    When we got our cross-beaked bantam cochin, I wanted to name her Funky (Phunkie?) because she was a Funky Chicken.

    DBF went with Tribble, which suited her well.
  9. lurky

    lurky Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    Quote:usually the one that is the friendliest is a boy. I have a chick like yours. It has a crossbeak and it crooked.
    It did not even show at hatch, but it sure does now.

  10. meriruka

    meriruka Songster

    Oct 18, 2007
    Well, I ordered all girls from Mypetchicken, so I really hope she's a she, but if not, I'll find a way to keep him.

    Lurky, do you have to do anything special for your roo or is he just fine with the others?

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