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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:31 pm 
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Hi,

Recently, I had a chicken come to my flock to stay for a while ( :roll: ) before she went on to her next home. But, before she left she was scratching (she had feather mites) and then at her tail. Just above the tail, she had this weird lump that stuck up in the air like a twig. I checked my other Isa's and they have them to. Why have I not noticed this before, and is it normal? I can post a pic if it helps.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:35 pm 
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Yes it's normal, its called the "Bursa frabricus" and its found on all poultry. Its an oil gland that they use when they preen themselves. You can see it on roast chickens if you look at the parson's nose.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:45 pm 
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Ok, phew. :D ! Thanks for clearing that up. It's kind of gross and I thought there was something wrong with my chicky babies. :biggrin: Scared there for a second :(

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 11:20 pm 
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:lol: :lol: You're not the first person to ask about it so don't feel too embarassed!

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 7:34 am 
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It is kind of gross isn't it? I don't like to eat that part of a chicken. :D

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 1:16 pm 
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I LUUURVE the parsons nose!

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Me too!!

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Yum, yum, chook's bum! :D

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