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Yellow thing on back of easter egger?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Newtoniamommy, Mar 26, 2008.

  1. Newtoniamommy

    Newtoniamommy In the Brooder

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    It is right above the elimination opening maybe an inch or so and looks like a yellow growth and just wondered what it is? pretty small. ee's from mcmurrays, well think so anyways. thanks

    they are about 2 weeks
     
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2008
  2. jeaucamom

    jeaucamom Songster

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    I think it may be their oil gland. All your chicks should have one.
     
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I agree, it is their oil gland....All chickens have those...
     
  4. Newtoniamommy

    Newtoniamommy In the Brooder

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    Thanks, I had not really checked them all over yet so I just did not know what it was!
     
  5. countrygirl4513

    countrygirl4513 Songster

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    What breed is considered an easter egger? I've only dealt w'cochins and when I see the " EE" I always wonder what in the world ya'll are talkin about. Sorry, for the stupid question but I finally had the nerve to ask.
     
  6. Newtoniamommy

    Newtoniamommy In the Brooder

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    Easter eggers are what places sell as ameracaunas or aracaunas, the breed has a low fertility rate so they mixed them, hence you get all shades of eggs instead of just blue eggs
     

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