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Black spots on newly hatched chick

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Aanata, Feb 27, 2016.

  1. Aanata

    Aanata New Egg

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    I had a Svart Hona chick just hatch out (which took almost 24 hours) and the chick has little black spheres on him and the inside of the egg has black spots. Has anyone seen this before? Is this a fungus or something? Do I need to quarantine this lil guy?[​IMG]

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  2. KeyFlock

    KeyFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you post this in the emergencies/disease section? There may be more people who can help you there.
     
  3. kuchchicks

    kuchchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have never seen it before, but my very first thought was fungus... If it were me I would separate the chick until you are able to find out or the chick seems to to be disease free. Keep us posted. I would like to know how things turn out. Good luck. It's a beautiful chick!
     
  4. Aanata

    Aanata New Egg

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    That was my first thought too, but because they are evenly spaced out dots... like pores or feather follicles I can't help but wonder if it has something to do with the hypermelanism trait. I emailed the breeder to ask. As for now, he's drying off and acting like a normal chick, so it's just wait and see.
     
  5. KeyFlock

    KeyFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck, I hope he ends up fine!
     
  6. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I've seen this before, in my newly hatched Silkies (another dark skinned breed). I have no idea what it is either, but I can say that I didn't separate those chicks (3 all from different hatches). They took a little longer to fluff up and dry out then the others, and one of them hung onto those little "black balls" until it started growing real feathers, but they're just fine these days (and look completely normal).

    If the breeder has an explanation, I'd be interested in hearing it!
     
  7. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    I have seen at least 2 others post in the last year and a half with identical chicks and I have never seen anyone get a for sure answer. I would love to see someone get an answer. I know one of the two the chick was fine, I can't remember the other or who the members were -maybe you? It is wierd.
     
  8. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    It could've been me, but I don't recall posting about them (which doesn't necessarily mean I didn't :D ). But, all of my weirdos survived. Actually, now that you mention it, I did have a fourth that didn't make it. But, that chick had all kinds of other problems, so I don't think the black things had anything to do with it not making it. I believe that one was when I was doing a HAL. It wasn't a Silkie though, it was an EE from shipped eggs (but it was black).
     
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