large protruding growth on chicken (ankle?)

Discussion in 'Emergencies, Illness, Meds & Cures' started by DWeber, Oct 21, 2020.

  1. robin416

    robin416 Administrator Staff Member

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    I've been thinking about this since you posted it.

    I did have one Silkie that crowed even though there were a number of roosters in adjoining pens. She never laid an egg while I had her. And I never noticed the male in with her ever bred her.
     
  2. danathome

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    Hens crowing and developing male characteristics-hormone imbalance. I don't think it has anything to do with rooster/hen ratios. Things happen. This happens with most all species; even humans. I've had hen that crowed and then it stopped and ever after the bird acted as a normal hen-laying eggs and raising chicks. He/shes exist, Growing up on the farm we had cattle that were heshes; one n particular had both male and female sex organs. It's a strange world we live in.
     
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  3. robin416

    robin416 Administrator Staff Member

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    Looking back we can probably find quite a few things we considered just a thing as being something that was actually telling us a thing.

    I would never have given that one hen I had a second thought except for what PJ posted.
     
  4. Poultry Judge

    Poultry Judge Moderator Staff Member

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    Or perhaps additionally, environmental stressors were a factor that year.
     
  5. Poultry Judge

    Poultry Judge Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes it is!
     
  6. Poultry Judge

    Poultry Judge Moderator Staff Member

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    Fashion!
     
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