Chick Bump????

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jwatts, May 23, 2011.

  1. jwatts

    jwatts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just recently picked up a white comet chick about 2 weeks old,i have noticed a god sized bump on her back right in front of her/his tail feathers. Does anyone know what this might be? There are feathers growing out of the bump and it is Not discolored,just curious,hope its not anything to worry about.
     
  2. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    I believe it's their oil gland.
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Sounds as if you are describing the oil gland. If it's not swollen or irritated looking, I would not worry about it.
     
  4. jwatts

    jwatts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh o.k. I must have never noticed this on my other chicks yet. thanks for the info
     

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