Chick with no eyes

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tonini3059, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. tonini3059

    tonini3059 [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Luv

    Nov 6, 2008
    Southwestern PA
    I had a chick hatch last night with no eyes. There is skin and fluff covering where the eyes should be. It runs around fine and peeps, but it is very freaky looking!! I will add pics later!
  2. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Whoa, that is freaky. Obviously the baby wouldn't be able to find food or water very well, maybe you should cull?

    That is odd, though. Pics![​IMG]
  3. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    What kind of chick? Was the eggs shipped?
  4. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

    Jan 18, 2008
    Newman Lake, WA
    I had one hatch like that a few years back. I gave it to my vet............
  5. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

    Jul 18, 2008
    Indiana, Pennsylvania
    I think if i had one hatched out like that if i could get it ot learn where food and water is with sound (tapping) then i'd let it live and just not use it for would sure be interesting to see. [​IMG]
  6. Ondra's Seramas

    Ondra's Seramas Drowning in Seramas

    Feb 19, 2009
    North Central WA
    We have a blind adult. She finds food and water by the sound of the others eating and drinking.
  7. katiek

    katiek Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 4, 2008
    Wildwood, GA
    Wow, that is crazy.

    I bet you'll get plenty of advice on here. We want pics!!!!

    Good luck!
  8. TXmom

    TXmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Poor baby...that sounds really freaky. I personally would give him a chance though, s/he was strong enough to hatch and run around peeping, so I'd just watch and hope for the best. My DD loves special needs animals...
  9. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

  10. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 21, 2009
    Columbia river gorge
    If its healthy you dont have to cull it as long as you dont mind a little extra work . If you put the food and water in the exact same place it just may learn where that is , there have been cats and dogs and such that learn the lay out of a room and walk around like they can see just fine.

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