broody mom hatched chick

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by luvtohatch, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. luvtohatch

    luvtohatch Out Of The Brooder

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    I Have a Americana/OEGB hen that just hatched out 10 chicks. However, two of the chicks have 'issues'. They both have a cochin frizzle dad. One chick has a slight case of cross beak and the other has a cataract over one eye. The other 8 appear to be fine. I've been hatching under broody hens for almost 7 years and only had this happen one other time (chick was missing an eye therefore had severe crossbeak. It never even slowed him down :) and it was also an Americana chick. So my question is... is there something genetically wrong with the roo or was it some other unknown factor? Anyone out there had similar issues with a pairing?
     

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