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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by waitin on eggs, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. waitin on eggs

    waitin on eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was washing one of my girls poopy butts today and at the base of her back just above the taile feathers, I saw this it is about 1" out from her body and is approx 3/8"diameter, If you look closely you can see little fuzzies on the end. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

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    that is her oil gland, all chickens have it, they use it to preen themselves
     
  3. Domestic_goddess

    Domestic_goddess Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. waitin on eggs

    waitin on eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Whew!! I thought something was wrong. Thank you for taking time for my STUPIDITY! I really feel like an idiot now:lol: I honestly didn't know [​IMG], I never noticed it on the others. Thanks again for your quick response
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    You aren't stupid, you are observant. I never knew that either, and I betcha there are plenty chicken people who didn't have a clue.
     
  6. waitin on eggs

    waitin on eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thank you, I just feel a little foolish, However I would certainly feel worse if I didn't ask and it was something serious. You made me smile [​IMG]
     
  7. TomG

    TomG Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yeah, I had no clue and now I do ... thanks!
     
  8. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I have a LOT of chickens, and I didn't know where it was either!
     
  9. thaokou21

    thaokou21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that was funny. it may me laugh... U are learning so thats good..
     

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