|In spite of his mother's assistance, |
this baby didn't survive.
His four older siblings did.
As you can see from this photo, the hen attempted to help this one out of the egg, but too late, I think. Yesterday only his beak and cere were showing through a small hole. This morning, it was as you see it.
|Same baby removed from shell.|
His neck looks odd to me.
Perhaps a reason for his demise?
Or, the dark belly?