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Help! Neck growth/boil with open wound?? Any idea what this is?? (pic's maybe a little gross)

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Yesterday I noticed my rooster had blood all over his shoulders above his wings. I Picked him up and after further inspection noticed pics below.  Can someone tell me what this maybe?   I thought is was a growth at first that maybe he injured, or an old wound that he spilt back open. The wound is right under the large mass. I actually poked a needle into the mass and it appears to just be a solid ball of whatever??- that does not hurt him.  I was able to clean out the open wound and treat it.  He is still eating and drinking.  Does not appear to be in much pain,  as he let me clean it, poke around it and cut some of the feathers way.  I am not sure how to further treat it, wondering if it can be removed?

 

   

 

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That looks awful. Not sure about it getting removed, but I would try using Blu-Kote on it. Blu-Kote also has a very unpleasant taste to it so it should keep him and the other chickens from pecking at it. Good luck! Hope you receive more helpful replies!

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Yes Blu-Kote is what I treated it with. 

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