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
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    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

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    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.

    Henry
     
  3. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    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

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

    NoSpringChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    You MUST name it Cylclops!!![​IMG]
     
  8. perfectly_polish

    perfectly_polish Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 1, 2007
    CT
    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

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    how cute!
     
  10. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    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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