I don't know what this is... Help please!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by luvinmychickens, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. luvinmychickens

    luvinmychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2011
    Ohio
    I have a year old (black) Ameracauana (sp?). I just noticed something today... In front of her feet (belly), there is this bone sticking out. There is only skin there. No feathers. I can feel the bone perfactly. This is really freaking me out. Help is appreciated! Thank you so much in advance!
     
  2. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    This sounds like your Ameraucana's breast bone. If it is sticking out a lot she sounds like she is skinny. Are there any other symptoms?
     
  3. luvinmychickens

    luvinmychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2011
    Ohio
    You can't really notice it until you pick her up or pet her stomach. There is no feathers there. Just skin.
     
  4. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Has she been broody? Loss of feathers when broody is not anything to worry about.
     
  5. luvinmychickens

    luvinmychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2011
    Ohio
    She's not broody. [​IMG]
     
  6. luvinmychickens

    luvinmychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2011
    Ohio
    I don't know what to do. [​IMG] I'll try to get pics later.
     
  7. KristyHall

    KristyHall Overrun With Chickens

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    she could be molting
     
  8. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Sounds like her breast bone.. My polish has a really noticeable one, but he has some type of failure to thrive.. He eats a lot, but doesn't gain a whole lot of weight. Still very happy, and I feed him freely. [​IMG]

    Have you de-wormed your flock? Worms can cause weight loss. I did deworm mine, and still the same issue..
     
  9. luvinmychickens

    luvinmychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2011
    Ohio
    I'm new to chickens... We haven't looked into the worm thing... We have to do that.
     
  10. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:It's good to do it, even if you are not sure they have them.
     

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