Rooster Anatomy Whats That????

ikatiemay

Songster
9 Years
Sep 21, 2010
126
2
101
Eden Utah
I picked up one of my roos and his tail feathers fell forward towards his head. I saw this 1/2 inch long pointy thing on his back above his tail! SOOOOoo I grabbed the other roo, same thing on him SOOOoo what is it?? Hope this is in the correct catagory I couldnt figure out where to put my question. Thanks!
 

tinydancer87

Songster
8 Years
Apr 5, 2011
293
16
134
SE Georgia
I think what you're seeing is the preen gland that chickens use when they are grooming themselves. They get the oil from there and then distribute it throughout their feathers.
 

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