Ask the Expert August/September 2020

Ask the Expert August/September 2020
Add to Favorites Reading Time: 21 minutes Crooked Beak  This chick was born 3/17/20. Out of 14, she is only one with a crooked beak. We only noticed it on 4/5/20. I’ve neither ever seen this before nor dealt with it. Please, any help will be much appreciated. Thanks so very much.  Cindy Hipke, Nevada  ********************  Hi Cindy,  Chicks with scissor-beak often hatch out normal then, due to injury or a genetic condition, the top and bottom grow separate ways until the chicken cannot eat normally. Though you can’t correct this, you can manage it by putting a cinderblock in the run for her to trim it herself, and you can do some gentle trimming to help her eat. Many chicken owners have found that poultry nipples are easier for scissor-beak chickens to drink from than an open fount. Also, you may need to augment her environment or feed so

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