Back of skull (bone) missing on a new hatched chick. What to do? will the skull bone grow in?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ging, Jan 27, 2017.

  1. ging

    ging Out Of The Brooder

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    Will the skull bone fill in and the skin grow over the defect? I used Blu-Kote on it but the other chicks still found it immediately. So I removed it, reapplied Blu Kote and returned it to the incubator. What should I do?
     
  2. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    I am so sorry.... but you need to cull the chick.


    :hit

    It will not grow back, or close up, or whatever.


    If you hatch enough chicks you will get a few defective ones...

    Again...so sorry.
     
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Sounds like a birth defect. There could be other things wrong with the chick that aren't visible. Best to cull. The skull will not grow normally.
     
  4. ging

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    y'all are right. Hard to do. [​IMG]
     
  5. ging

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    I hate to hear this but I feared this was the answer. Very hard thing to do. Thank you. sniff-sniff.
     
  6. ging

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    y'all are right. Hard to do. [​IMG]
     
  7. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    :hugs
     

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