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My two week old Anacona has an odd clump of feathers by his tail. The clump is a bit smaller than a dime, and is surrounded by a dark pink irritation. Is this a phase of normal molting or something worthy of greater concern?

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Hello there and welcome to BYC! :frow

 

You are probably seeing her Preen Gland...it is a tiny finger like protrusion of skin just above the tail and yes, feathers grow out from the top of it in a tuft. This gland is used to oil the feathers and keep them in good condition. The bird will rub it's head and face over this gland and it excretes oil that they will spread over their feathers after rubbing on it. Nothing to worry about. 

 

Enjoy your new babies! 

 

Great to have you aboard and welcome to our flock! :-)

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Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul. ~Emily Dickinson~

 

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Thanks 2 Crows  now I learned something new.

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Thanks 2 Crows  now I learned something new.

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Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul. ~Emily Dickinson~

 

You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.  ~John Bunyan~

 

Treating Sour Crop and Impacted Crop                                    Raising Quail

 

How to Treat Egg Binding in Hens 

 

Leg, Foot and Toe Issues in Poultry of All Ages

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Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul. ~Emily Dickinson~

 

You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.  ~John Bunyan~

 

Treating Sour Crop and Impacted Crop                                    Raising Quail

 

How to Treat Egg Binding in Hens 

 

Leg, Foot and Toe Issues in Poultry of All Ages

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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

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Hello there and welcome to BYC! :frow

 

You are probably seeing her Preen Gland...it is a tiny finger like protrusion of skin just above the tail and yes, feathers grow out from the top of it in a tuft. This gland is used to oil the feathers and keep them in good condition. The bird will rub it's head and face over this gland and it excretes oil that they will spread over their feathers after rubbing on it. Nothing to worry about. 

 

Enjoy your new babies! 

 

Great to have you aboard and welcome to our flock! :-)


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Christmas is the perfect time to celebrate the love of God and family and to create memories that will last forever. Jesus is God's perfect, indescribable gift. The amazing thing is that not only are we able to receive this gift, but we are able to share it with others on Christmas and every other day of the year. ~ Joel Osteen

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