Adapting to life with a Crossed Beak

Raycoy Doop : Every morning I saw this chicken drink water at the jetmatic pump. He will wait those who fetch water and drink from the remaining droplets. Now I got him on my camera only to find out that he has a tweaked beak, as you can see closer. He can’t drink water like the other chickens do.



  1. Christina May 15, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    This chicken doesn’t have to live this way! Someone should catch it a do a planned clipping of its bill, over time, to bring it back into closer alignment. The very end of the bill is dead tissue, just like a short fingernail, and can be trimmed. Take care not to cut the quick.

  2. Margaret Kellogg May 16, 2017 at 8:46 pm

    Thanks for the information Christina, every now and again I will have one like that.

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