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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tnmommy, Mar 7, 2014.

  1. tnmommy

    tnmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2013
    Loretto, TN
    10 out of 14 eggs hatched this week. Everything was going great until the last hatch. Poor thing had its brain exposed. I cannot believe how active and "normal" it was behaving other than having half of its brain poking out through a hole where its skull should be. [​IMG]I have been ready, though, for just such an emergency by reading about euthanasia methods on this site, knowing that raising animals means culling and euthanizing at some point. I held the little thing for awhile and then it went fairly peacefully in a euthanasia chamber setup.
  2. cpegram

    cpegram Chillin' With My Peeps

    awe I am sorry [​IMG] I have never seen anything like that.
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  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Sorry about the poor little chick. Glad the rest of your hatch went well.
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