SEVERE BIRTH DEFECTS. Graphic Pics.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by nurse_turtle, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This white-crested polish chick was in the last egg in the bator that had not pipped. I made a small hole into the air cell and could see under the membrane that the chick's breathing was shallow and slow. I proceeded to remove the shell and membrane. The chick was alive although there was quite a bit of bleeding. I began to see something wasn't right with this little one. When I placed the embryo onto my palm, I saw he had no skull and both lobes of his brain were exposed. He also had a severe beak/face deformity. I know this may be difficult to see but I believe it is a learning experience. I was amazed that this chick was alive at hatch and had only stopped breathing during photos.


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  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    Life is so interesting sometimes, isn't it?
     
  3. daisyderrick

    daisyderrick Out Of The Brooder

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    wow. Poor chick, but amazing!
     
  4. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    OH my, I've never seen that before![​IMG] Interesting
     
  5. ChickLover98

    ChickLover98 The Chicken Princess

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Sadly, there's really nothing you could do in that situation.
     
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  6. PAchickenlover

    PAchickenlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, never saw anything like that before [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  7. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! [​IMG] Thanks for posting, I'm too much of a wimp to have done it myself [​IMG]
     
  8. chicken crazed 1o1

    chicken crazed 1o1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Its very sad when they so far into develpement but then when they see life its the end I guess some thing are ment to be .
     
  9. LN2008

    LN2008 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! So interesting and so sad. Poor thing. At least it didn't seem to suffer long.
     
  10. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

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    Almost looks like a chick version of anencephaly. I wonder if any portions of the brain are missing?
     

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