Theres some kind of nipple like thing on my roo.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by angeldoxie1, Oct 2, 2010.

  1. angeldoxie1

    angeldoxie1 Out Of The Brooder

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    He's in moult and near his rump where most of the feathers are gone, theres this bump that looks kinda like a nipple. I poked it and its not mushy or soft, its hardish.
    I noticed that on my silkie pullet aswell when I was checking her for mites. She doesnt have any but she has that nipple bump thing.
    What is that?
     
  2. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    It's his oil gland. All birds have it. You will see them use it when they are preening, they will look like they are nibbling on the area, then they will rub their head on it, and run their beak over their feathers to straighten them out and make 'em all purdy again.
     
  3. angeldoxie1

    angeldoxie1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ohhh ok. Thank you [​IMG]
     

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