Abnormal chick development *GRAPHIC PIC*

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by oakhollow, Mar 14, 2016.

  1. oakhollow

    oakhollow Out Of The Brooder

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    Incubating a practice batch of eggs, and I had one that I thought had quit. This was at halfway through day 12. I'd been watching it because it didn't look right, it had weird green stuff along the shell and no movement.

    Anyway, I opened it up, and found that it was alive. It had a heartbeat, but otherwise no movement. What it did have was 4 eyes and the beginning of 2 beaks. Hopefully this pic attaches right. Ignore the scrambles, I was checking it out in a baggie before I dumped it in the bowl.[​IMG]
     
  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Maybe it was a double yolker, and the two chicks fused together?

    Thats a neat picture, thanks for sharing!
     
  3. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    xs 2 That is interesting to say the least.
     
  4. oakhollow

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    Maybe, although I didn't notice a second yolk. The one "half" is SLIGHTLY smaller than the other.
     
  5. TJs chicklets

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    Conjoined twins?
     
  6. oakhollow

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    I'm kinda thinking it tried splitting into identical twins, but didn't finish. Although kinda gross, I thought it interesting and kinda cool in a strange way.
     

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