deformed chicks

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickenlady81, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. chickenlady81

    chickenlady81 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 10, 2008
    Weare, NH
    I had three eggs make it out of 12 to lockdown. One hatch yesterday and the other two nothing so this afternoon i candled one and saw some movement so i put it back. Well I checked on them a little bit ago and no movement so I went ahead and punched a hole in the egg....still didnt see anything so I thought they died and proceeded to open the egg...well one had a broken beak, was dead and the yold sac looked really rotten looking, plus it didnt have an eye on one side! The other (which i saw movement in earlier) was dead and had everything ok but a a huge eye on one side. Is this cause they are shipped eggs? Or something with the who i got them from? I would have taken pictures but didnt want people to be offended. I feel bad for these little chicks! [​IMG] The one that hatched is so lonely!
     
  2. Redcatcher

    Redcatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2010
    At My Desk!
  3. pkw

    pkw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    May 14, 2010
    North Edwards, CA
    I had baby chicks hatch late last night (There was about 14) and only one is still alive. Half of the yolks looked like a dark green. The one surviving chick couldn't hold its little head up until a little while ago and now it can do that good but it is still not walking yet. I have it in a little brooder in one of our bathrooms and I put a little stuffed animal in the brooder with it which seems to have helped some because I don't hear it right now. I have another hatch due Monday so hopefully it will have some little buddies. We named her Miracle because of that hatch she is the only survivor.
     
  4. Redcatcher

    Redcatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2010
    At My Desk!
    Mine is still alive and doing well. He still cannot eat on his own but he has learned how to drink. He is incredibly smart and I think he can learn to eat. There is no eye or eyelid and you can see where the crook of the wing had made a depression in the side of his skull. The bandaid I had on his beak absolutely made no difference and was a waste of time.

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