my 10 month old silver suffecs has got 4 lumpy spots on (my right) side they arn"t red or causing her any discomfort. it just lumps. They are close together.
None of my other hens have got it!
sorry for my vague discription.
They are now 2 big spots! i will post some pics up tommorow because she is very jumpy. so i will get me sis to help me .sorry .
the lumps are located under the skin infrount of the right leg (my right). There are no feathers growing on them. Also she is starting to molt but she is only 10 months old ,is that normal???
I am not really familiar with Marek's as I have never had it in my flocks (Thank goodness!), but my first thought was that those are the nodules in cutaneous Marek's. If you have had Marek's in your flock previously, then you need to get vaccinated chicks when you bring in new birds. Marek's persists until all the birds exposed have either acquired a natural immunity (which is a hit or miss option) or have been vaccinated. In some areas, where Marek's is very common, is is imperative to get chicks that are vaccinated. Period. Otherwise your birds are dropping like flies constantly.
Sorry. I hope this works out for you.
By the time they get older they have likely already been exposed, so they are either immune or they are already growing the tumors and nodules that Marek's is known for. Affected birds will live a shorter life span overall, so it is important to get them vaccinated young, so they can live out a full life. Chickens rarely live a full life span anyways being prey animals.