Chick Hatched with LARGE Lump on Head??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by splashie, May 14, 2009.

  1. splashie

    splashie Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi Everyone,

    This chick just hatched (within the last half hour), it is a Splash Silkie.

    Has anyone every had a chick with a large bump on the head hatch before (as shown in photos below)?

    Anyone know what it is?

    The chick is acting normal, chirping and lifting it's head and trying to look around. No other symptoms to report.

    We have had several hatch from this batch of eggs and so far this is the only one with the large lump on it's head.


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  2. lovemychix

    lovemychix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your pics aren't coming up.
     
  3. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

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  4. splashie

    splashie Out Of The Brooder

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    I just edited the photos, you should be able to see them now.
     
  5. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    That's normal. That's called a vaulted skull. Some folks say that it makes the crest larger.
     
  6. splashie

    splashie Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow, phew... then this is normal? YES! [​IMG]

    And here I thought that it would have a tumor or something!

    Thank you SundownWaterfowl, Thank You, Thank You!

    It's crazy how much you think you know about the birds, something always proves you wrong. I've owned silkies for over 7 years and wasn't aware of the vaulted heads! I better come out of my shell more often!

    Thanks again SundownWaterfowl!

    Debi
     
  7. splashie

    splashie Out Of The Brooder

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    I want to thank greenfamilyfarms for responding too... what a load off my mind!
     
  8. kimshimert

    kimshimert Out Of The Brooder

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    So glad I was able to find an answer to this question too. What a relief, I just had one hatched like that and withing minutes was able to ease my mind. Thanks!
     
  9. suebee

    suebee Speaks Silkie Fluently

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    I knew before even opening this thread what the "problem" would be. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Many people (including me) find this a very desirable thing. Your chick will grow into a real looker! Most likely show quality.
     
  10. Thomas1992

    Thomas1992 New Egg

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    I just had one hatch like that
     

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