What is this on 2-day-old chick? Others are pecking it, and making it bleed. Sort of like a skin tag - a little lump. Had to move this chick to its own brooder. Tried warm compresses. What should I do?
Wound of some sort on chick
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If it is right at the base of the tail, it could be the oil gland, though don't think it should be brown like that. The oil gland secretes a substance that chickens will preen themselves with to distribute a protective coating throughout its feathers.
That's what I was thinking. The brown is very odd.