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Chick born without one eye and misaligned beak

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Kesko8, Mar 5, 2017.

  1. Kesko8

    Kesko8 In the Brooder

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    Hello everyone. So i was waiting for my chicks to hatch 3 of them hatched ond only 2 were healthy one of them hatched late and with only one eye and misaligned beak any tips on what to do with the new chick? Photos:





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  2. Sorry....I would put it out of its misery......Possibly it will perish anyways.....


    Poor little Bird.....
     
  3. yellowherb

    yellowherb Songster

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    So sorry about your chick. I know it's heart breaking. I don't know why this happens but I've seen it in two breeds so far, sultans and buff orps. If the chick is late to hatch, my few experiences say it's due to the beak being crossed. It just can't pip out well.

    I would put the chick down personally. And I do not say that to be cruel or say it's life is worth nothing. I say that because I kept a cross beak chicken once, he did not have the missing eye and was not as seriously cross beaked as your chick is. But as he grew older his beak got worse and worse. He slowly was starving to death. We assisted feeding and did some major mods to his beak to try and help him be a normal chicken and we did lengthen his life, but the morning I found him dead in the coop my heart was totally broken. I loved that bird so much.

    You can raise special needs birds but it's a commitment and I can guarantee at the end of it you will be heart broken. The bird would become so special to you that when the end comes...It destroys you.
     
  4. peeper89

    peeper89 Songster

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    poor lil guy. he will probly suffer. i sad for u[​IMG]
     
  5. Kesko8

    Kesko8 In the Brooder

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    Hello everyone, little update on the chick. First, we decided to name him/her Pirate. For obvious reasons, Pirate is doing well but is pretty weak and considerably larger than the other 2 and i think the reason Pirate is missing the eye and has a misaligned beak is that Pirate was too big and there was no room in the egg and the beak had to be misaligned so Pirate can fit and then lost the other eye for the beak to have more room. Pirate is drinking a bit of water if dropped on the beak and eats if you put the food in the mouth. I hope Pirate will live a long and a happy life.



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  6. peeper89

    peeper89 Songster

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    he cute lil thing. he still doin good?
     

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