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hip (?) bone showing

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by woolnest, Apr 28, 2016.

  1. woolnest

    woolnest New Egg

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    We have 7-day old barred rock chicks. :) Today I noticed that one of them has a bone (cartilage?) that pokes out from her flesh just under her wing. There is no wound, and she walks fine. She is the smallest of the five, so I wonder if this leg issue is causing a growth issue. Has anyone seen this before? Have any advice? Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  2. woolnest

    woolnest New Egg

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    Here is a photo of our chick's protruding bone/cartilage:
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  3. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, that should be the area of the knee...the hips are up toward the back more. I am seeing at least an abrasion of the protuberance in the picture. I am worried that the break in the skin might have allowed bacteria to enter the body. If you are attached to this chick, I think a vet visit is warranted.
     
  4. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

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    The site won't let me zoom in on the picture so I'm not sure what I'm seeing?? I agree vet visit absolutely. I have 7 Barred Rock Chick's this year at 2 weeks old. They sure are sweet, smart, and a ultra friendly breed. One concern, did you say the chick was a week old? Perhaps it's the photo but does she seem small to you? Is she eating and drinking herself?can she walk herself? Please let us know what the vet says. I sure hope she recovers quickly. Shes a beautiful chick!
     
  5. woolnest

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    @realsis @jensownzoo

    Thank you for your replies to my querie! It looks as if there is a layer of flesh still over the whole bone. I see the spot which looks like an abrasion, but I'm not sure it is. There is a bit of down growing from the skin around the protrusion. She behaves like the other chicks, but she is definitely more timid. She is slightly smaller than the others; I can pick her out but the rest of my family have a hard time telling her difference. She walks, eats, stretches fine, thank goodness. I will call the vet.

    Thanks again.
     

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