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Newborn Chick Underdeveloped

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Carolina_Chick, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. Carolina_Chick

    Carolina_Chick Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] I have been waiting patiently for my newborn chicks to arrive. I was so happy when I went to my coop and heard the little peeps. I was over joyed. However, when I got a closer look at the chick it looked like it did not have a skull and its brains were exposed only covered by a thin membrane. Is this usual and should I take this deformed chick out of the coop?
     
  2. clhbubba

    clhbubba Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Was it hatched like that or do you think it could have been pecked. If the broody hen is in a coop with other chickens, it's possible it was severely pecked. I barely saved ones life in time before they killed it. It's head was badly pecked. It lived and I cannot tell her from the others. Just a thought
     

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