Humpback chicken?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by xmissjadie, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. xmissjadie

    xmissjadie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My aunt has a chicken who has a humpback. It feels like bone. We are wondering what it could be? I will post pics soon. Has anyone else had this problem?
     
  2. Pine Grove

    Pine Grove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'ts called Roach Back, A deformity of the spine , Same as Wry Tail except the upper back is affected and is usually genetic
     
  3. xmissjadie

    xmissjadie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Is there any way to fix it? Is it painful for the chicken?
     
  4. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    Sometimes it can be muscle as well however, though only usually occurs in game breeds for this situation from what I've seen. I've never seen it do any harm to a bird myself.


    God bless,
    Daniel.
     
  5. xmissjadie

    xmissjadie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:X2.

    Sometimes it can be muscle as well however, though only usually occurs in game breeds for this situation from what I've seen. I've never seen it do any harm to a bird myself.


    God bless,
    Daniel.

    Thank you so much, we were worried about him! Glad he'll be okay! [​IMG]
     
  6. ladydoc1992

    ladydoc1992 Out Of The Brooder

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    We also have a rooster with the same condition. It is not painful for the chicken..it's a genetic or developmental bone condition like scoliosis in human beings. It does not cause them any pain, but realize the condition will never go away. They just look a bit odd!
     
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    thumper4269 Out Of The Brooder

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    Glad I found this thread, I hatched this chicken last year and she is so strange looking.. Now I know..

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    thumper4269 Out Of The Brooder

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  9. Fowl Mouth

    Fowl Mouth Out Of The Brooder

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    I know the original thread is old, but wanted to add in my photo as well of a possible roach back hen.... any clues if this is roached or something else?

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