Malfunction! Hatched with a hooked neck... (pics)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by DawnSuiter, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. DawnSuiter

    DawnSuiter Chillin' With My Peeps

    I don't know how else to explain it. It feels like a candy cane, from the base of the neck it curves down and then back up.... will this pass or is this a deformity?

    It's active cheeping, but sooooo floppy, because he's top heavy he keeps rolling onto his back (or she), two clutchmates hatched well, another is sorta stuck at the moment, another is just now zipping

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  2. babychickfarmer

    babychickfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm sorry and I may be wrong, but I think you might have to cull that chick. That doesn't look like something that will get better, ecspecially if you can feel the bone shaped like a candy cane.. [​IMG] I'm sorry.
     
  3. DawnSuiter

    DawnSuiter Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Give it a day or so, but if it does not improve, you know what you need to do. Yolk will last them up to 72 hours.
     
  5. DawnSuiter

    DawnSuiter Chillin' With My Peeps

    I understand. [​IMG]
     
  6. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    awh man...adorable lil baby comon fix that neck on yourself!!!
     
  7. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

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    He/she sure is a cutie!! I pray that it fixes it self...... [​IMG]
     
  8. americana-chick

    americana-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i wouldnt saqy kill it... unless it starts acting funny and sick like. i would say keep him/her as long as possible and make him/her kind-of a special pet. but of corse you should know when he/she is suffering.
     
  9. duckman

    duckman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with Americana chick don't kill it unless you have to. Although iwould not breed him or her.

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  10. americana-chick

    americana-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    and i agree with duckman [​IMG] i wouldnt breed it if it survives that terrible little disability! who knows if you did breed him/her it might make the chick have deformity "sorry about my spelling!" too.
     

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