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Lump on back of hen's leg

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My hen has a lump on the back of her left leg. Just above her foot. She is eating and acting normal, besides the fact that she is in the midst of her first molt. Can anyone help with identifying the possibilities of what this is? Thank you.




Edited by cassparkboo - 11/9/15 at 2:30pm
post #2 of 6

Hello and welcome to BYC!

 

Are you speaking of what all hens have, the beginnings of a tiny spur? All hens have them and are just above the foot joint on each leg. They are like a tiny hard bump. 

 

If you think this is something else, you can always post a picture her for us to see.

 

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post #3 of 6
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Thank you for your reply. I have added a couple pics in hopes that they help.
post #4 of 6

Thank you for uploading pics! 

 

That is not the hens spurs. Looks like it could be an infection from injury or possibly from something she roosts on at night and irritates this part of her leg?? Maybe even infection from leg scale mites??

 

@Eggcessive or @casportpony  do you have any ideas?

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You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.  ~John Bunyan~

 

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Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul. ~Emily Dickinson~

 

You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.  ~John Bunyan~

 

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post #5 of 6
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So what do you think I should do about the lump? She doesn't seem to be bothered by it at all.
post #6 of 6
Is it warm or red at all? Does it keep growing?

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul. ~Emily Dickinson~

 

You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.  ~John Bunyan~

 

Treating Sour Crop and Impacted Crop                                    Raising Quail

 

How to Treat Egg Binding in Hens 

 

Leg, Foot and Toe Issues in Poultry of All Ages

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Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul. ~Emily Dickinson~

 

You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.  ~John Bunyan~

 

Treating Sour Crop and Impacted Crop                                    Raising Quail

 

How to Treat Egg Binding in Hens 

 

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