We have a chick *picture added* odd "bubble" on neck

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  1. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    So we have three eggs in lockdown. Opal, Charcoal, and SP. The first two have been in a race to see who would pip first. This morning the opal has a nice sized bit of shell punched away. I am now officially on egg watch with these buggers.


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  2. 6littlechickies

    6littlechickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    woohoo! are these from the ones we sent (can't recall dates)? good luck and keep us posted! [​IMG]
     
  3. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    Yes they are! I was able to get a few eggs here in FL too, so have them 10 days behind your eggs. I can see a beak on the opal egg now through the large pip it made. With my call ducks they can take 24 hours plus from pip to hatch, are peachicks the same way, or more like chickens?
     
  4. 6littlechickies

    6littlechickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    double yay! [​IMG]

    on hatching, it depends. For instance, i just hatched out a small group this past weekend. One took nearly 24 hours, another went from pip to hatch in about 3. Most of the time if I notice a pip int he morning, there will be progress by evening.

    must post pics too!
     
  5. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    I see three beaks and eyes, now just waiting for them to come on out.
     
  6. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    below is our lone hatchling. The opal bled out in it's shell, looked like the umbilical cord was wrapped around a leg and was torn during a stretch/kick. The SP popped the top off the egg last night, we woke to it not moving this morning.

    This one has me worried though, it is very weak legged. Do they take longer than ducks even to get their bar rings and be up and walking?

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  7. Kedreeva

    Kedreeva Longfeather Lane

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    Mine were floppy faced for about the first 24 hours AFTER drying out. And they slept a LOT even after that for a couple days.

    Is it just the angle or is there a bump on your little guy's head? it looks like the forehead is very uh... prominent.
     
  8. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    Hhmm hadn't noticed, but let me go look at him. It does look enlarged in the photo.


    Ok went and pulled him out and took new images. Here are two side shots.

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    Now what on earth is this (between my thumb and finger) he seems to have fluid in the base of his head and neck area. Hubby is a medic and I am a vet tech. I would almost describe it as water on the brain.?

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  9. Kedreeva

    Kedreeva Longfeather Lane

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    Boo, that's what I was wondering about. Occasionally when hatching chicks, I'll see one that has a bubble on their neck... sometimes with fluid, sometimes with air, sometimes both... this one looks like it's a little higher maybe even toward the skull... [​IMG] it's been hit or miss on chicks- sometimes they die, sometimes the bubble goes away. I've never been brave enough to try to pop it. Haven't the faintest how this is actually treated, but now that you caught it maybe you can find out.
     
  10. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope the little chick will be ok.

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