It’s day 18 of incubation and so far 33 chicks have hatched out of 72 eggs. This isn’t too bad considering my adult birds are getting a little on the old side. I’ll be choosing my new breeding flock from these chicks and retiring the older birds.
It was a good hatch this time, no issues, but I did get another chick with bulging eyes, like last time. This chick uses a scanning motion to look around which is very unusual. I don’t expect him to make it. There is also another chick who took three days to come out of his shell and who I finally helped break free. He can’t stand up and will likely not survive either. Other than that, it’s a great healthy clutch. Lots of whites as well as quite a few silvers and tuxedos. Mushrooms is very proud.
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awe so cuteeee
What does it mean when a chick is born with bulgey eyes? Is it just an aesthetic defect or will it affect it physically?
I’m not sure. I’ve had two chicks so far born this way and both died within the first week. This hatch I also had a chick that wouldn’t grow and developed swollen legs. It could be due to the silver lethal gene.
Interesting I never heard of the silver lethal gene before.