Crossed / Crooked Beak

ESTHER scissor beak

Scissor beak aka: Crossed beak- What it is and How to Manage It

by Kathy Shea Mormino

Scissor beak, aka: crossed beak, crooked beak, is a condition in which the top and bottom beaks do not align properly. It can be caused by genetics, an injury or the inability to maintain the beak’s length and shape… Continue Reading


Source: The Chicken Chick

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2 Responses to Crossed / Crooked Beak

  1. Littlesundog says:

    I’ve seen this in nature before. At least there is something we can do for the domestic flock. Wild birds probably don’t survive long with such a beak.

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