New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Growth/Abscess?

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
My EE hen has a growth/abscess on her face. It started off small, barely noticeable, but now it's gotten quite big. Her eye has some clear discharge now as well. It's hard to the touch. Should I try to drain it?
3 Lavender Orpingtons, 4 Isabel Leghorns, 2 Lavender Cuckoo D'anvers, 1 Silkie, 1 Lazy Dog, 4 Housecats, and just a little bit of insanity!
Reply
3 Lavender Orpingtons, 4 Isabel Leghorns, 2 Lavender Cuckoo D'anvers, 1 Silkie, 1 Lazy Dog, 4 Housecats, and just a little bit of insanity!
Reply
post #2 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by LavenderCrow View Post

My EE hen has a growth/abscess on her face. It started off small, barely noticeable, but now it's gotten quite big. Her eye has some clear discharge now as well. It's hard to the touch. Should I try to drain it?

Can you post a picture of it? 

 

-Kathy

post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by casportpony View Post
 

Can you post a picture of it? 

 

-Kathy

Darn iPod didn't post them. :( Here's a couple pictures. It's gotten pretty nasty the past couple days.

 

3 Lavender Orpingtons, 4 Isabel Leghorns, 2 Lavender Cuckoo D'anvers, 1 Silkie, 1 Lazy Dog, 4 Housecats, and just a little bit of insanity!
Reply
3 Lavender Orpingtons, 4 Isabel Leghorns, 2 Lavender Cuckoo D'anvers, 1 Silkie, 1 Lazy Dog, 4 Housecats, and just a little bit of insanity!
Reply
post #4 of 9

There might be pus in there. If there is pus, you might to lance it and remove the pus. Warning, it will bleed a lot, so might be a good idea to have a styptic powder on hand. Here is a link that shows how to do it:

http://connerhills.com/sinus_infection_removal.html

 

Check for pus in her choanal slit:

Photo by BYC's Nambroth.

 

-Kathy

 

Edited to add: Not saying that you need to do this, just that it might be what's needed.


Edited by casportpony - 9/22/15 at 4:07pm
post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by casportpony View Post
 

There might be pus in there. If there is pus, you might to lance it and remove the pus. Warning, it will bleed a lot, so might be a good idea to have a styptic powder on hand. Here is a link that shows how to do it:

http://connerhills.com/sinus_infection_removal.html

 

Check for pus in her choanal slit:

Photo by BYC's Nambroth.

 

-Kathy

 

Edited to add: Not saying that you need to do this, just that it might be what's needed.

Checked, it's a bit swollen and looks like there's some clear stringy drainage (mucus?) I couldn't get a picture, it's too dark now. I think I might attempt to lance it tomorrow evening after the fiance comes home to help. Definitely not a one man job.

3 Lavender Orpingtons, 4 Isabel Leghorns, 2 Lavender Cuckoo D'anvers, 1 Silkie, 1 Lazy Dog, 4 Housecats, and just a little bit of insanity!
Reply
3 Lavender Orpingtons, 4 Isabel Leghorns, 2 Lavender Cuckoo D'anvers, 1 Silkie, 1 Lazy Dog, 4 Housecats, and just a little bit of insanity!
Reply
post #6 of 9

Good luck and let us know how she does.

 

-Kathy

post #7 of 9
Thread Starter 

Unfortunately she isn't being very cooperative and I'm not a very steady hand (or stomach) for this kind of thing. I read a from a few other posts on here that taking Q-Tips and swabbing any protrusions on the inside of the eye should break up the "plug" and pus should come out with some pressure. I've bothered her enough tonight so I might try that tomorrow. Thoughts?

3 Lavender Orpingtons, 4 Isabel Leghorns, 2 Lavender Cuckoo D'anvers, 1 Silkie, 1 Lazy Dog, 4 Housecats, and just a little bit of insanity!
Reply
3 Lavender Orpingtons, 4 Isabel Leghorns, 2 Lavender Cuckoo D'anvers, 1 Silkie, 1 Lazy Dog, 4 Housecats, and just a little bit of insanity!
Reply
post #8 of 9
How did things go?
post #9 of 9
Thread Starter 

Unfortunately I couldn't get her to hold still, and it's too close to her eye for me to really want to risk it. She seems to be doing fine without intervention, she eats and drinks and squabbles with the other birds like normal and no one picks at it. I don't like leaving it there, but I just can't see taking a chicken to the vet.

3 Lavender Orpingtons, 4 Isabel Leghorns, 2 Lavender Cuckoo D'anvers, 1 Silkie, 1 Lazy Dog, 4 Housecats, and just a little bit of insanity!
Reply
3 Lavender Orpingtons, 4 Isabel Leghorns, 2 Lavender Cuckoo D'anvers, 1 Silkie, 1 Lazy Dog, 4 Housecats, and just a little bit of insanity!
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home