Sad . . . Chick in Egg Had Neck Twisted. What’s going on?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by AshVal09, Sep 22, 2019.

  1. AshVal09

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    hi guys.

    So it was with sadness that one chick that was incubating was dead when it wasn’t moving for three days in egg. I opened the egg and the chick was dead with its neck twisted. I don’t know how it happened so I researched and thought it could be the beginning stages of wry neck. It was from a rooster that was barely 4 months old and thought it might be because he’s too young to have healthy chicks.

    What do you guys think it could be? I feel terrible that I had to let it go.
     
  2. FarmerGirl101

    FarmerGirl101 Crowing

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    It could be but do you have any pictures? Just trying to get a visual here
     
  3. FarmerGirl101

    FarmerGirl101 Crowing

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    Also may be wry neck but it is also too young for that
     
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    It could be but it wasn’t moving while I checked the egg. I had a chick from long ago that was only 8 days into incubation and had its head severed. It was about ready to go on lockdown too
     
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  5. AshVal09

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    Unfortunately I didn’t get the chance. I had a hard time looking at it but it was twitching a bit before it died.
     
  6. FarmerGirl101

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    oh gosh
     
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  7. FarmerGirl101

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    That is so sad!
     
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  8. AshVal09

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    I know. I feel sad but my mom keeps telling me that it happens and that I did the best I can do to help it.

    Plus, there’s still a bunch of chicks I’m waiting to hatch. I’ve got one that’s three days old but I’m trying to get a friend for it. It cries all the time for attention so I kept it with me in a warm blanket.
     
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  9. AshVal09

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    image.jpg So cute
     
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  10. slordaz

    slordaz hatchaholic

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    Sorry about your chick, and your mom is right sometimes they just don't make it, there was nothing you probably could have done for it.
    It may have been turning and got stuck, or it could be a genetic defect, age of breeding stock could have affected it, or a nutritional deficiency in the flock.

    What is your flock being fed, including any treats that are not their regular feed?
     
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