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lump on head of silkie chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by masky999, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. masky999

    masky999 New Egg

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    im new to this theses are the first silkie chicks ive incubated they all seem healthy even this one but it has a lump on its head it feels soft to the touch does anyone have any ideas to what this is and should i worry[​IMG]
     
  2. kellysmall87

    kellysmall87 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Is it it's crest? Silkies often have a full crest. Or is it it's actually head?!
     
  3. masky999

    masky999 New Egg

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    its not feather so i dont believe its a crest none of the other chicks have it
     
  4. kellysmall87

    kellysmall87 Chillin' With My Peeps

    As long as it eats, drinks and poo's then it should be fine
     
  5. TheRookie

    TheRookie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Its called a vaulted skull. Some silkies have it others dont. It will be fine
     
  6. Shayna

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    Yep, it's a vaulted skull. It should have a very nice crest when it grows up! :)
     
  7. beauty2thebirds

    beauty2thebirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am new to the breed also, but you have a chick with a high vault. About 40% of my chicks have that. Makes for a very pretty bird when its all grown up.
     
  8. BantamBabesFarm

    BantamBabesFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Goodness thats a high vault!!! [​IMG]
     

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