When i got home i saw that one of the Javas were missing a lot of feathers and has (what looks like) a growth around her oil gland. What can I do?
All input welcome
Thanks in advance
Welcome to BYC. That looks like an ingrown feather. Get tweezers and pull the feather completely out. Then apply some antibiotic ointment or betadine. Look at posts 10 and 15 for pictures in this thread: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/644137/ingrown-feathers-now-with-pictures
That's not an ingrown feather, but an infected preen gland. Try some warm compresses, and then I would lance it with a sterilized needle, then squeeze out any pus that is there. Apply some antibiotic ointment or Vetericyn on it afterwards. I'm glad that you showed a closer picture. It looked like a feather, and I thought the preen gland with higher up on the back. Let us know how it goes.