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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by radiodog, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. radiodog

    radiodog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    a friend gave me two hamburgs (roo and pullet) that have humpbacks. the roo not so bad; the pullet's hump is to such a degree that her tail feathers are angled to the left side of her body and almost touch her left wing feathers. i assume this is a genetic abnormality as roo & pullet are from same parents. is there a name for this...other than just humpback? i'm just curious. both will have a good home with me.
     
  2. mmaddie's mom

    mmaddie's mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks for giving a good home to these two!
    Sorry, but I know nothing about your problem... hopefully someone else on here will.
     
  3. edselpdx

    edselpdx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Scoliosis?
     
  4. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    I've never heard of it, but could it have been a hatch defect rather than a genetic abnormality (kind of like crooked toes)?

    Good for you for giving them a home. Do they manage to get around alright? Can the hen lay with out difficulty?
     
  5. radiodog

    radiodog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the pullet/hen is old enough to lay an egg but so far has not. the roo appears incapable of fully extending his neck to let out a good crow..he softly crows a kind of a cock-a-doodle ackkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk. the girls like him. both get around ok, eat, drink and can fly. the pullet/hen was picked on a lot at her former home; with me its pretty much a mellow flock so I think she is happier.

    a hatch defect?...interesting. the humps are midway down their backs; not near the neck area.
     
  6. radiodog

    radiodog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the pullet/hen is old enough to lay an egg but so far has not. the roo appears incapable of fully extending his neck to let out a good crow..he softly crows a kind of a cock-a-doodle ackkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk. the girls like him. both get around ok, eat, drink and can fly. the pullet/hen was picked on a lot at her former home; with me its pretty much a mellow flock so I think she is happier.

    a hatch defect?...interesting. the humps are midway down their backs; not near the neck area.
     
  7. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    I would also guess it's a scoliosis-like thing. There's no way to know for sure without an X-ray.

    I'm not certain, but it would seem it was genetic?
     

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