Meet "Fugly"

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Moonwalker, Apr 27, 2008.

  1. Moonwalker

    Moonwalker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Poor guy was born with a few problems. We were wondering if he'd make it but so far, so good. He was hatched on the 18th, so almost 10 days old now.

    This is the day after he/she hatched
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    These were taken today
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    I think this is what they mean by "A face only mother could love"
     
  2. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

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    Awwwwww................he's getting cuter by the day! Thanks for helping the little guy!
    JJ
     
  3. chickenshadow

    chickenshadow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Give the little thing a lot of love but don't get too attached. Crossbeak is
    hard for a chick to overcome. [​IMG]
     
  4. Moonwalker

    Moonwalker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:We have an adult hen (Black Polish) that has a beak as bad as his.
    He eats like a pig and doesn't have any problems drinking, so I'm hopeful.
    As you can see, he is keeping up in size with the other chicks hatched that day and the day before
     
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  5. chickenshadow

    chickenshadow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:We have an adult hen (Black Polish) that has a beak as bad as his.
    He eats like a pig and doesn't have any problems drinking, so I'm hopeful.
    As you can see, he is keeping up in size with the other chicks hatched that day and the day before

    Excellent. I'm so glad to hear that. I had to euthanize a 12 day old last week
    because he couldn't eat and was crying a lot. A lot of people have reported
    cross beaked birds that survived fine so I am hopeful for yours.

    Sorry, i didn't mean to sound insensative or anything.
     
  6. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    No! He's too cute for words!!!
     
  7. mmajw

    mmajw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
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    She is great, good luck with her
     

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