Scissor Beak in Chickens, What Causes It?

Unfortunately, some chickens may develop scissor beak, a condition where the top and bottom beaks don't line up properly.

This can make it difficult for them to eat and drink, and can also be a cosmetic issue.

Depending on the severity of the scissor beak, you can have a happy, healthy chicken.

There are several possible causes of scissor beak, including genetics, injury, and nutritional deficiencies.

Scissor beak can be hereditary, meaning that it's passed down from the chicken's parents.

Chickens can injure their beaks in a variety of ways, such as from pecking at hard objects or getting caught in wire mesh.

A lack of certain nutrients in a chicken's diet can also cause scissor beak. Specifically, a deficiency in vitamin D or calcium