deformed chicks


11 Years
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!
The one that hatched is so lonely!


9 Years
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.


9 Years
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.



Apr 25, 2018
to BackYard

I have one problem chick out of 14 that hatched out within a day and half.
It is apparently blind with one closed eye and one bulging. I think it hatched out with the problem. There were several hatching out at the time so I didn't notice it until a few days later when I was investigating why one of the chicks kept "crying" non stop. I think it was starting to get hungry by then. It seems there is a membrane covering the eye. One eye is bulging out, and the other seems to just be barely opened. She is obviously unable to see. I can't bring myself to destroy it. I've been trying to give it water by hand, using an eye dropper. It pecks for food but really can't see where it is.

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