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is that on there chest normal it's like really big it feel like a bone
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is that on there chest normal it's like really big it feel like a bone

The keel bone would protrude like that from the chest.  Think of the keel of a ship. The huge timber that runs along the bottom "spine" of the ship and from which the ribs of the ship extend upward.  Now think of your roast turkey at Christmas. Sitting on a platter. It is actually upside down. The long bone that runs across the top of the turkey on the platter  is the keel bone and if you turned that turkey upside down would be the bone you feel now on your chick.

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 Karen

Walt Boese strain and Tewart flock of Pure English  Light Sussex

My flock now resides with Farmer Karl in PA.   

  I know he will do well by them. Karl is a knowing poultry man.

RIP Hellbender, my friend. Good friend, good heart, gone too soon.

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Walt Boese strain and Tewart flock of Pure English  Light Sussex

My flock now resides with Farmer Karl in PA.   

  I know he will do well by them. Karl is a knowing poultry man.

RIP Hellbender, my friend. Good friend, good heart, gone too soon.

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The keel bone would protrude like that from the chest.  Think of the keel of a ship. The huge timber that runs along the bottom "spine" of the ship and from which the ribs of the ship extend upward.  Now think of your roast turkey at Christmas. Sitting on a platter. It is actually upside down. The long bone that runs across the top of the turkey on the platter  is the keel bone and if you turned that turkey upside down would be the bone you feel now on your chick.
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 Karen
[/quoteBut 2 of the three chicks is bony and the other is really squishy
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If its squishy, its the crop. Food collects there before it makes its way to the gizzard where its "chewed" by the small rocks the chickens would pick up from the ground (no grit needed for chick starter). Its normal.
Nikki
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