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Newly Hatched Chicks with weird Freaky Eye.... EEEEWWWW

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by lockedhearts, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    Georgia
    This is a little bantam from some eggs I picked up. The eye is huge on this side or actually it appears to not really have any eye lid. It seems fine otherwise. I can't really assess it until the hatch is done.
    I am just wondering what might cause it? The parents were show quality so I don't think it is genetic. It's just really weird!!!!

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    You told me these had been refridgerated by the person you got them from, right? Could that maybe have any bearing on deformation of chicks? [​IMG] Maybe someone on here could clue us in.
     
  3. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's special....love him.
     
  4. Feathers Acres

    Feathers Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow!!! have you seen it blink or close its eyes at all on that side? I would say if not then its definatly a deformity. Wait until anouther one hatches and see if it has the same thing.
     
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2009
  5. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    hmmm weird
    I had a chick hatch that I thought had an eye issue. After I pulled it to look at it I realized it was just a stuck lid, I wet it and it was fine.
    Hope it does OK
     
  6. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    Georgia
    Quote:They had been refrigerated before I got them. It's cute, but odd in a [​IMG] sort of way.
     
  7. Momma_Cluck

    Momma_Cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd wait till she's fluffed up to tell-- ours looked like that, and once dryed out and fluffy, didn't look "wrong" anymore! [​IMG]
     
  8. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    Georgia
    I hope it is just an optical illusion, but I honestly don't think so. Can't do anything until the hatch is done, I got some pretty special eggs in there they are cool breeds and from a special friend [​IMG]
     
  9. bikergirl

    bikergirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Make him stop looking at me [​IMG] I hope he is ok
     
  10. Momma_Cluck

    Momma_Cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    O hun--- Howz he lookin today??? [​IMG]
     

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