Vulture Hocks on Silkie Chicks?????

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by vpeterson, Oct 2, 2010.

  1. vpeterson

    vpeterson Chillin' With My Peeps

    One of my silkie chicks has what looks like vulture hocks coming out from its leg. I have not noticed this before on my other silkie chicks before. The chick is about 2 weeks old. Are these vulture hocks and are these a DQ in the show ring. Is this a chick I need to sell and not use for breeding? Thanks



  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    I don't know the answer to your question, I wish I did.

    The only other bird I've seen those on is a Giant Partridge Cochin roo that I had... his were huge.
  3. chickenboy21

    chickenboy21 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2010
    it sorta does look like vulture hocks.... are the feathers hard?
  4. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Sometimes it is just the way chicks feather out. Keep the bird until it is fully feathered out.
  5. vpeterson

    vpeterson Chillin' With My Peeps

    The feathers are soft.
  6. catwalk

    catwalk Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2009
    Keep him. Those feathers are just growing in before the others.

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