Deformed Baby Chicken, Give me your opinion.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by teenchik, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. teenchik

    teenchik Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, In our recent hatch this chick was born with a odd looking deformity on it's head, it is acting fine and seems to be seeing fine, but it looks quite odd so I wanna know what you think.

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  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    I can't quite tell what it is from the pics. Too fuzzy. Can you describe what is going on?
     
  3. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

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    Hard to tell from the pics but it looks like the skull is open and the brain is exposed. I have seen a few posts from people who have chicks with this problem. Sadly, they usually don't make it. [​IMG] There is nothing to protect it from infection. If by chance it did make it, it would have to be kept away from other birds.

    Is there any way it could be an injury?
     
  4. teenchik

    teenchik Out Of The Brooder

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    it doesn't appear to be brain matter, sorry I can't really decribe what's wrong. I dont really know
     
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Looks like a minor case of exencephaly. I would cull.
     
  6. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

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    Try to post clear pics.

    JJ
     

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