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

    Jul 21, 2009
    Denver, NC
    [​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

    Nov 9, 2008
    Central Oklahoma
    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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