Chick hatched with exposed brain GRAPHIC

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Gracie9205, May 8, 2011.

  1. Gracie9205

    Gracie9205 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2010
    Lake Charles, LA
    I had a chick hatch this morning with an exposed brain. I have no idea how it even made it through the hatching process like this. I was terrible to see it still alive like this. Unfortunately I knew there was no way the little guy would make it, so we had to cull him. I have never had this happen before. What a shock!
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  2. ChickyLaura

    ChickyLaura The Crazy Chicken Lady

    Mar 31, 2009
    Eastern/Central PA
    Awww, poor little soul. RIP, little chick.
  3. FisherMOM

    FisherMOM Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2008
    Bergen, NY
    This happened to us. The egg had cracked that the chick was in last week... was wondering if that is why it happened.
  4. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

    May 2, 2009
    Desert, CA
    It happens in something like 1/1500 hatches, it's like ancelphathy in human babies, and the chicks (and children) born this way have a whole list of defects, the open skull is just the most horrifing. Nothing you can do. Usually these eggs don't make it to hatching.
  5. FisherMOM

    FisherMOM Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2008
    Bergen, NY
  6. stefo

    stefo New Egg

    Oct 12, 2015
    This also happened to me this morning. very sad.
  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

    Jun 24, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! So sorry you had this happen. [​IMG]


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