The first batch of chicks we bought at the farm store had 3 mystery chicks that I bought for half price. After we got the chicks home I noticed one of the mystery chicks had a twisted beak. We both groaned because we now had an animal that possibly needs to be culled. It seemed to eat and drink okay so we just let it stay with the rest of them.
Today when I went out to watch the chicks I picked up Twisted Beak to look at her closer. Her beak had gotten worse. We looked it up online and it seems a twisted beak (also called a scissor beak condition) doesn’t get better. It is recommended to cull the bird right away. If you keep a bird with a twisted beak you have to trim and file it’s beak and feed it smaller food in a deep container. The bird won’t be as big and sometimes other chickens will start to pick on it because it looks different.