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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chicken24, Mar 7, 2016.

  1. chicken24

    chicken24 Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] is that on there chest normal it's like really big it feel like a bone
     
  2. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    The keel bone would protrude like that from the chest. Think of the keel of a ship. The huge timber that runs along the bottom "spine" of the ship and from which the ribs of the ship extend upward. Now think of your roast turkey at Christmas. Sitting on a platter. It is actually upside down. The long bone that runs across the top of the turkey on the platter is the keel bone and if you turned that turkey upside down would be the bone you feel now on your chick.
    Best,
    Karen
     
  3. chicken24

    chicken24 Out Of The Brooder

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    The keel bone would protrude like that from the chest.  Think of the keel of a ship. The huge timber that runs along the bottom "spine" of the ship and from which the ribs of the ship extend upward.  Now think of your roast turkey at Christmas. Sitting on a platter. It is actually upside down. The long bone that runs across the top of the turkey on the platter  is the keel bone and if you turned that turkey upside down would be the bone you feel now on your chick.
     Best,
     Karen
    [/quoteBut 2 of the three chicks is bony and the other is really squishy
     
  4. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    If its squishy, its the crop. Food collects there before it makes its way to the gizzard where its "chewed" by the small rocks the chickens would pick up from the ground (no grit needed for chick starter). Its normal.
     

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