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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by superchemicalgirl, Feb 8, 2013.
This cutie just hatched. I know the answer is probably cull... but is this an encephalocele?
It was really bloody and inflamed when it first hatched, now it looks almost pink and skin-like.
I wonder if it was just undeveloped and it will heal up.
Maybe. BF doesn't want to kill it right now. I can do it, but I prefer not to.
Don't kill the chick! Give it a chance and see how it goes. It colud well be all right. If the chick shows no other symptoms of illness then I would just let it go. Then again if it has problems you should act fast in whatever you do in case disease spreads to the others.
yeah there is no reason to cull it now unless of course it's in pain but it probably isn't . I am interested to see how it develops if you decide to keep it. Culling or killing is not a plus side to hatch and raising chickens. I had to cull a 3 week chick with deformed toes. It walked on one if it's ankles and it was slower to develop.
How is the rest of your hatch going? Just heard a bunch of chirping so I ran downstairs to the brooder and nothing was wrong then realized that one of the pips ziped it's way out and was laying in the bator on it's back.
I have a few more out this morning. Gotta sort that out then look through what's left.
Brains exposed is still alive in the bator. I'll get a better look when I get him out.
Uggh. The zombie chicks ate half his brain in the 30 seconds he was in the brooder. Holding him in my hands now, hoping he passes quickly.
Ugh, that's awful...I'm sorry you (and he!) have to go through that. Chickens are so NEAT, and then sometimes they just like to remind us that they are, indeed, teeny little velociraptors with no compunctions about cannibalism.