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What's this on my girls wing?

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I was out petting my chickens and when I was stroking her wing I felt a little bump. I moved the feathers away and I saw this little kinda bald circle spot. I took a picture, but she was moving a lot and the camera wouldn't focus. She's a 3 month old barred rock.
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post #3 of 6

It could be an ingrown feather, but I would watch it for a few days to see if it changes or gets bigger. Or you could put some disinfectant on the skin and scratch at it or try to open the skin--if it's a feather it may come out. Here is a thread with pictures about ingrown feathers:

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

post #4 of 6
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Okay. If it is an ingrown feather, could it heal on its own? Here's a couple more pictures of this weird feather stem (or whatever its called) right by it.
post #5 of 6

I would open the bump with a sterilized needle and probe it to see if it is a feather. Since I've never treated this, all I can do it to refer you to other threads about it.

post #6 of 6
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Okay thank you for your help! smile.png
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