chicks have bumps?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Lobee, May 3, 2008.

  1. Lobee

    Lobee Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 13 chicks that are 3 1/2 weeks old. Sussuxes and Anconas. the anconas have a bump between the back and the tail base. One chick has a big bump, I dont know if it is full of fluid or a feather didnt come through (like a ingrown hair). Another chick has a smaller bump on it same place but it is moist. It is a bump and it is pointy at the end. What do I do, is it suppose to be there? I called the hatchery, they couldnt give me any answers. If some one can help me please let me know Thanks. o yea forgot to mention that a few chicks have diarrea, i think it is the anconas but I cant say for sure
     
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  2. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    If it is just above the tail nub, that is their oil gland. When they preen they will get oil to run along their feathers. This is a normal part of a chicken. Some will be larger, some smaller. I had one little man that rubbed his so much it looked inflammed.

    Matt
     
  3. Lobee

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    ok that makes it clear thanks! I was worried. Well im glad then there is nothing to. Hope your having a good day!
     
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