You'll never believe what just hatched...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by perfectly_polish, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. perfectly_polish

    perfectly_polish Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 1, 2007
    I just had a ton of self blue and self black frizzle polish hatch. I took them out of the 'bator to put in the brooder, and I noticed one of them had a small crooked beak, it isn't bad and she was eating some mash. But after further examination I noticed she only had one eye! She has such a big crest already I didn't really notice it at first, but I looked and sure enough she only had one eye. I looked where the other eye is suppose to be and when I touched it, black stuff came out...eyeball juice? She's really healthy and is eating and drinking so I don't just wanna kill her because she has one eye. But what do you think the black stuff coming out could be?
  2. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 5, 2007
    ewwwww I am not usually grossed out buy stuff but I am eating mack and cheese [​IMG] well I really hope that this speacial little chick lives.

  3. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

    Dec 25, 2007
    Chaparral, New Mexico
    I never kill one for one bad eye, it can see out of the other it will be fine.
  4. Dinos_rock

    Dinos_rock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2007
    That is cool. You should definetly keep it. I want it...[​IMG]
  5. NoSpringChick

    NoSpringChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    SE PA
    You can name it "Cyclopes"
  6. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I have one with a little bit of cross beak and one-eye too. Maybe it's genetically linked? I know cleft palette and club feet are connected. I figured mother nature would take it's course, but he/she is doing well. Of course if it grows to adulthood I wouldn't be hatching any eggs from it.
  7. bamagirl68

    bamagirl68 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 3, 2007
    central alabama
    You MUST name it Cylclops!!![​IMG]
  8. perfectly_polish

    perfectly_polish Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 1, 2007
    Quote:[​IMG] I was either thinking cyclops or pop eye [​IMG] It's going to look so weird when he gets older. And I got a buff laced polish from my feed store with only 2 toes. I like these weird animals. All the other ones that hatches don't have any defects, but I deffiently won't get any eggs from this guy/girl. I have more eggs due to hatch Sunday, so I'll see if I get any more "weirdos"
  9. krcote

    krcote Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 21, 2008
    Concord, NH
    how cute!
  10. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

    Apr 6, 2007
    PP watch the crooked beak. If it's crossbeak it may get worse. As for the eye
    that's a tough one. Personally I would just watch her until she has a problem
    or the crossbeak gets worse.

    I have a silkie, a friendly little young pullet with crossbeak right now. It's getting
    worse every day. I'm going to have to cull her but I really hate the idea. Eventually
    she will not be able to eat. [​IMG]

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