deformed chick

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by woogie g3, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. woogie g3

    woogie g3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok so this is my first chick hatched so im not sure but i dont think its normal. ok its hard to explane but like in the back of his neck is all puffy like if there was a bunch of fluid under the skin and it looks like he is having a hard time leftin up his head?? is it normal?
     
  2. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    Can you post a pictures?
     
  3. woogie g3

    woogie g3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    srry give me a min im tryin to figer out how to put pics up here ...lol im new
     
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  4. woogie g3

    woogie g3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    srry i cant figure it out and where i like its almost 1 a.m and im tired
     
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  5. woogie g3

    woogie g3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Download 081410002...jpg
     
  6. SpeckledHills

    SpeckledHills Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are instructions for posting photos at:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=504

    Don't worry too much just yet about it having a hard time holding its head up. It's normal for them to be very tired when first born (for the first 2-4 days), and it will take a while for your chick to build up stamina and muscle strength. Your chick may be fine.

    Once you have another couple hatch, you'll be able to check them for helpful comparison.

    Congrats on your first little one! [​IMG]
     
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  7. lemurchaser

    lemurchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Give it 24 hours and if its up and fluffed up, then it's likely normal. They look really weird at first but then they morph into adorable fluff balls. I had one hatch with a swollen face and puffy eyelids, it looked like it had been brawling. Within the next day or so all the swelling went away and he was normal. It's normal that they can't hold their head up and crash around for awhile. But they should be able to pick up their head off the ground, just not coordinated enough to keep it up.
     
  8. hunterjumper999

    hunterjumper999 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    like this?

    I have this one and im at a loss as well!
     
  9. woogie g3

    woogie g3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yea alot like that but now its almost a day old and its fluffed out and can move good i think its going to be ok
     
  10. SarahIrl

    SarahIrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They can take up to a day to be standing up and walking around properly. Don't worry!
     

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