Bump near ducks tail???

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Chick1043, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2011
    Idaho
    Hi!! I'm new to ducks!! I only have one right now with some chicks..I noticed today there's a bump near his/her tail..It looks like a bump with some black fuzz..Is this normal for ducks? Thanks
     
  2. sparkles2307

    sparkles2307 Terd of Hurtles

    Photos? It' might just be the tailbone?
     
  3. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2011
    Idaho
    I tried to get a pic, but he/she wouldn't hold still....It looks a tint green (not much) with some feather fuzz on it...lol Not sure what it is! :)
     
  4. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2011
    Idaho
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Sounds like his oil gland. Used for preening and 'water proofing' his feathers.
     
  6. Mykee

    Mykee Chillin' With My Peeps

    It's probably the preen gland, or the little "spot" they get oil from when they preen their feathers. [​IMG] What breed of duck do you have? I have geese...
     
  7. Mike Winters

    Mike Winters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    like they said probably the preen gland
     
  8. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2011
    Idaho
    Yeah, I'm not worried anymore :) I have a Cayuga duckling :)
     

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