weird bone lump on 4 week old hen?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kgdubois, May 12, 2011.

  1. kgdubois

    kgdubois Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have a one month old EE hen that has what looks like a bone deformity on her neck/spine. it is on the left side, and makes her look like she's shrugging her "shoulders" on the one side. i caught her & checked to make sure it wasn't an abcess or the like when i noticed it, but it is definently bone.

    she has always looked a little strange, her legs are also very VERY close together (almost "knock-kneed" looking). i checked her wings, thinking maybe she had broken one & it was sitting strangely, creating the lump, but both wings are fine, she can even fly already.

    she does not seem to be in pain (she sqwaked a little when i caught her, but then settled right down) and is eating/drinking just fine. she interacts with the other chicks great, nobody seems to pick on her & she dust bathes, scratches & runs around just like the others.

    anyone have any thoughts on this??

    thanks in advance!

    p.s. i don't have "permission" to post pics yet, but i will as soon as i can.
     
  2. kgdubois

    kgdubois Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hmmm...no one interested in this one?
    [​IMG]
     
  3. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    I would just kind of keep an eye on her. I wouldn't use her eggs for hatching, but if she lays eggs and she seems healthy, I'd just let her enjoy being a chicken. [​IMG]
     
  4. kgdubois

    kgdubois Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! i just wondered if this was a sign of some horrible disease or something [​IMG]
     

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