Homer the One Eyed Chick (with an adorable picture!)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Flutterbee, Aug 23, 2014.

  1. Flutterbee

    Flutterbee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So my hen had five chicks hatch: Winifred, Gus, Eunice, Gladys, and Homer. Homer is a very special little chick. I think he hatched early because when I first saw him, he was bleeding really bad and still had his egg sac attached to him. I was going to put him out of his misery when he looked up at me with his one eye (yes, he only has one eye) and peeped. I couldn't do it. Thinking he didn't have long, I stuck him back under his mother and waited. That was yesterday. Today little Homer is running around with the other chicks, absolutely fine, and seems to be in great shape (with the exception that he only has one eye).

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    Last edited: Aug 23, 2014
  2. lightchick

    lightchick Overrun With Chickens

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    Ohhh poor baby! He's soooo cute though!
     
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  3. Flutterbee

    Flutterbee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you!! I am so glad he is doing okay! For awhile, I was really sure he wasn't going to make it.
     
  4. lightchick

    lightchick Overrun With Chickens

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    I have a white West of England pigeon that only has one eye that works. I bought her that way, but the former owner said he thought she must have bumped it on something....[​IMG]
     
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  5. Flutterbee

    Flutterbee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a rooster named Georg (pronounced Gay-Or-gah) and he was completely blind. I'm not sure if we got him that way or if he got into a fight with one of our other roosters. xD
     
  6. kittykitty30

    kittykitty30 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's so cute! I wouldn't have been able to do it either.
     
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  7. Flutterbee

    Flutterbee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much ^_^ I am so glad that I didn't! He's doing terrifically today! But yesterday, he was in such bad shape. I'm not sure what happened to him development wise, but I love him so much nonetheless.
     
  8. wchepooh

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    He is adorable! Glad he's doing well.
     
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  9. Flutterbee

    Flutterbee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much! I am too! :3
     
  10. edahcsmac

    edahcsmac Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm glad you decided not too! he is too cute!
     

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