BEAKERS: the cross beaked/one eyed Polish

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  1. Stacyoung13

    Stacyoung13 Crowing

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    I went to the feed store to get feed and a (1) white crest blue polish, while looking in the tote for the perfect one, I saw this little one trying her best to eat with a cross beak. I notified the employees about her and was informed that they would get to her later if they had the time :eek: WHAT? Are you f.....g kidding? If you have the time!! I, not so politely, asked them if they planned on letting her sit in there and starve. Their answer? “Not on purpose”. REALLY? REALLY? Are you kidding me? They told me that if I wanted to try to take care of her I could have her!!:yesss: Guess who came home with me!! :celebrate(Along with another blue polish, a red frizzle Cochin, and a blue silkie, which they swore was a Polish), :barnie She was a day old when I brought her home, a week ago. After having her home for about an hour, I noticed that she only had one eye. Born without it, no eye socket. That made her that much more precious. She eats about every 2 hours or when she lets me know she’s hungry, (definitely nothing wrong with her voice)!!! She knows that the silver thing, (spoon), gives her food and the blue thing, (eye dropper), gives her water. She weighed 1.2 oz when I brought her home, today she is 6 days old and weighs 1.45 oz. Here is my precious BEAKERS:
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    Having a cross beak and one eye sure isn’t slowing this baby down, she is a normal baby chick in every other way. You can’t help but to fall in love!!!!:love
    I just wanted to share my precious baby
     
  2. Peppercorngal

    Peppercorngal Crowing

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    Oh, what a cutie! Thank you for saving this baby, not everyone would do this. With time she may learn to "shovel" food into her mouth on her own if given an opportunity to do so. I would be sure to have a dish of food she can "play" with to try to learn to eat on her own. I had a rooster with a pretty severe cross beak. He grew up, learned to eat all on his own and was a lovely boy! Good luck, and again, Thanks!

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  3. Keeperofmunchkins

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    She is so lovely. Thank you for taking her in and giving her the care she needs. :jumpy
     
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    Stacyoung13 Crowing

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    You don’t have to thank me, anyone with a heart would have done the same thing. I’m just glad that I was there that day. I almost decided not to get any more babies. And I do have food and water for her to practice with, and she does give it her all, every time the others are eating, she’s right there trying.
     
  5. Peppercorngal

    Peppercorngal Crowing

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    Sounds great! But what are you going to name her???????
     
  6. Stacyoung13

    Stacyoung13 Crowing

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    Her name is in the title::: BEAKERS
     
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    Peppercorngal Crowing

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    Oh! I get it now. Just a little dense I guess. Great name! ;)
     
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    Stacyoung13 Crowing

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    We all have a blonde moment :gigeven those who aren’t blonde :lau
     
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  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    I'm all white gray but I have my blond moments
     
  10. Stacyoung13

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    :lau I’m blonde and I have those big red truck moments now and then :gig
     

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