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Barred Rock with strange bumps...Flukes??

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We brought home 4 hens and a rooster almost two weeks ago. Apparently they were not very healthy. We are treating my frizzle rooster for scaly leg mites and treating my Barred Rock for a respiratory issue and lice. While dusting her with DE I discovered two strange lumps/bumps under her skin above her vent. I have tried looking it up and the only thing I can come up with is possibly Fluke worms. However, she is not free range and hasn't been around water areas that are prone to this type of worm. I was able to get a few pictures to share with you all. She has a smaller spot that actually looks like maybe fatty tissue and is about the size of a pea. The other is longer and skinny, not round. It's probably an inch long. I'm not sure how to even describe it. It looks like there is something light colored under her skin. It is raised up more in the middle and less on each end, kind of rainbow shaped. It is somewhat firm but I can squeeze it a little bit. It doesn't seem to be painful to her. We wormed all of the chickens on the day I found this...3 days ago. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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Welcome to BYC. I assume that the bumps aren't the preen or oil gland located on the lower back. I'm just guessing, but they could be ingrown feathers. There is also an ingrown feather cyst. Here is a thread about ingrown feathers with pictures:  

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/644137/ingrown-feathers-now-with-pictures

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/520479/ingrown-feathers-pic

 

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feather cyst


Edited by Eggcessive - 10/30/15 at 2:33pm
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Well that's probably the best news I've heard all day. Sounds much better than worms! The pictures do look quite similar to what I'm seeing on her. Thank you for your reply.
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You're welcome. I hope that my guess was correct.

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