Newly hatched keet doesn't look 'right'

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by shelleyd2008, Sep 5, 2009.

  1. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I have one keet hatched so far, and it doesn't look 'right' at all. Its crop area is very swollen (like it's full) and its abdomen is also very swollen. But the in-between area is very small. It looks almost like it has a bug-shaped body. I have never seen one hatch like this.

    The abdomen could be from the yolk, but there is no explanation why its crop area should look full. It is still in the incubator, and looked like this when it first came out, so it hasn't eaten anything.

    My camera is dead right now, so I can't get pics.
     
  2. Soccer Mom

    Soccer Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] That doesn't sound to promising. Poor little guy.
     
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:I've never seen one like this. I finally have a good way to describe the shape of its body: peanut. That's what the body of this poor baby looks like. It is still in the bator, patiently waiting on its buddies to join it, but I've never seen a bird hatch looking like this!

    Does anyone know what it could be?
     
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Not sure. The bottom half of the peanut is probably the yolk sac, but not sure about the top half. I've had a few chicks with what seemed like water under their skin in a lump, but they all grew up just fine. Good luck with the keet.
     
  5. N2tropicAL

    N2tropicAL Out Of The Brooder

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    how's peanut doing today?
     
  6. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    It seems to be doing all right, it just looks weird. Hopefully it will make it, I'm having an awful time hatching my guineas' eggs this year! This looks to be the only one to hatch out of 8 eggs [​IMG]
     
  7. toredano

    toredano Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You think it could have gulped air into the sack while hatching ? and the air is trapped?
     
  8. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Poor little 'peanut' didn't make it. It died today [​IMG]
     
  9. Soccer Mom

    Soccer Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry about peanut. [​IMG] It just sounds like she was born with something wrong. Poor little critter. At least you gave her a chance.
     

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