Chick born with lumps

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Songster
11 Years
Aug 10, 2008
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We have baby silkies. I have hatched the first 12 out with no problem (except for the occasional help out, because the under leathery shell seems too strong, why?).

The 13th died, almost made it out, but the leathery undershell held him in.

The 14th came out last night. (Egg says it was from Aug 27th.) He had a large lump on top of head and one on side of his neck, next to head. Both were almost as big as his little head.

I wasn't sure if he'd make it through the night, considering, but he's alive this morning. Lumps still there.

I've heard people talk about chicken vaults, is that the feathering on top, or is that a lump like this?

And what could be wrong with his neck.

With these last two having problems, I'm hoping my last 6 aren't going to be the same!
 

horsejody

Squeaky Wheel
11 Years
Feb 11, 2008
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My silkie, Poof Head, had a big vault on his head. His head had a very distinct bulging acorn type shape. And it was his head, not just fluff. My other silkies have a bit of a vault, but so pronounced. FYI, Poof was fine, and he is now a handsome adult rooster.

I have no idea about lumps on the neck.
 

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Songster
11 Years
Aug 10, 2008
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Crap, I would if I could, but one of my cameras is at the shop being repaired and the other is being cleaned!

Now that he has dried out though and has all the fluff, you really can't see the lumps. They are there though!
 

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Songster
11 Years
Aug 10, 2008
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Northeast Fla
So far so good. His bump on his head is still there, but pushed his poof up more.

I haven't felt for the one on his neck, but he is behaving normally!

Thanks for the reassurances!
 

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