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Black lump on chick leg? Thoughts please?

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Total newbie at this--picked out six chicks from Buchheits Friday and yesterday noticed one of the NH Reds has a black lump on her leg. They are around 2.5 weeks old. Chick is otherwise walking fine, eating and pooping. Thinking it might be scaly leg, I covered it in Vaseline last night and this morning. I tried to upload a pick but not sure it's showing! Any ideas what this might be and how to treat?
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That is not scaly leg, but it looks like an injury or some type of growth. If the skin is open, I would clean it with betadine, and use plain antibiotic ointment such as bacitracin or neosporin. I would just watch it in case an abscess forms. Let us know if there are changes.

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