Silver spangled Hamburg with a Humpback

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mesz5, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. mesz5

    mesz5 Chirping

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    I love this little chicken, but she/he isn't very fond of me, or the other chickens (I've been told that's kind of breed specific) BUT it has a humpback? Doesn't really seem bothered by it... Is it or will it be ok? It's about 22 weeks.
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  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member 9 Years

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  3. mesz5

    mesz5 Chirping

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    THANKS
     
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member 7 Years

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    That picture also looks like it could be subcutaneous emphysema if it is an air-filled space under the skin. If it is firm or hard like tissue and muscle it is not that.
     
  5. CowGrrrl

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    It's a spine deformity. Called roachback I believe. It is usually genetic. Never done any harm that I've seen. Just makes 'em look funny.
     
  6. mesz5

    mesz5 Chirping

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    It is hard and if I ever get close enough to touch him/her it doesn't seem to be painful
     

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