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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by m&r, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. m&r

    m&r New Egg

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    We are first time chicken parents of 2 barred rocks, 2 red sex links and 2 buff orpingtons! This site has been wonderful (and really addicting!) We're learning a lot everyday just being here and reading everything. Our chicks are almost a week old now and eating and drinking fine, except I noticed this morning one of our barred rock chicks had a protrusion about an inch below her vent. Here's a pic:

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    Is this normal or should we be worried???

    -Ria & Matt
     
  2. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

    Nov 12, 2008
    Hooker, OK
    Howdy...and not a clue as to an answer to your question! I like to go with the if its happy leave it alone...if it looks to be in pain kill it...but I am by no means the last opinion on that! As the rest will soon let you know
     
  3. m&r

    m&r New Egg

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    She seems as happy as her other 5 sisters, so for now we'll let her be. But we are definitely keeping an eye on her to see if it goes away on its own, which I'm hoping will be the case! [​IMG]
     
  4. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

    Nov 12, 2008
    Hooker, OK
    here's thinking positive right back at you [​IMG]

    I act tough but you should see what I have kept around! [​IMG]
     
  5. HennysMom

    HennysMom Keeper of the Tiara

    I'm not sure what it is either.. maybe she's plucking her down out? In any event, I hope she gets better and its nothing serious!

    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
     
  6. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    No idea about your chick, hope it gets better soon. [​IMG] from TN
     
  7. pw_quiltworks

    pw_quiltworks One Handy Chick

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    From Old Town, Maine
     
  8. digginchicks

    digginchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hello. I have never seen anything like that so I have no clue what it could be. I'm sure you will becoem even more addicted to this site as I have so be ready lol
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  9. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    Glad to have you here! [​IMG]

    Have you started a thread about your chick in the "Raising Baby Chicks" section of the forum? You might get some good information there. [​IMG]
     
  10. RooManRed

    RooManRed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] welcome from south Georgia
     

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