- May 31, 2012
Hello! I have this Barred Plymouth Rock chick that hatched from my own incubator with a deformed eye/eye socket. I have had a total of 71 chicks hatch and this is the first time I have had this. It doesn't seem like she can see out of that eye, but can see out of the other one. She's also pretty quiet. During incubation there were 2 days in a row that I was only able to turn my eggs twice each day due to unforeseen circumstances. I was thinking this was caused by the lack of turning the eggs those two days, but I'm just not sure. Looking for other opinions as to what may have caused this. I was wondering if anyone has ever come across this? If so, what's the outcome for the chick? So far (she) is doing good. She pushes her way through to the water and feeder. This chick has come from my own flock of Barred Rocks. Also (her) skull seems a bit wider. When I look at her compared to the rest of the chicks I can see a difference in the skull formation.