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Something poking out of skin after dog attack...

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We had a chicken that got attacked by our neighbor's dog today.  The dog didn't do too much damage, he just bit her in her rump.  We cleaned her with an antimicrobial wash and put some neosporin on the bites.  

 

On her rump, she has a patch with missing feathers and a couple of small wounds.  She also has this fleshy, conical thing sticking out at the very tip of her rump where her tail feathers would start.  It's sticks out about a cm and there is no blood around the fleshy thing.  My husband thinks this is from that attack and is worried, but I don't see how it is since there is no blood around it.  

 

Given that this is our first time with chickens and have not defeathered a chicken, can someone tell me is this is normal anatomy or something we need to address?  

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We had a chicken that got attacked by our neighbor's dog today.  The dog didn't do too much damage, he just bit her in her rump.  We cleaned her with an antimicrobial wash and put some neosporin on the bites.  

 

On her rump, she has a patch with missing feathers and a couple of small wounds.  She also has this fleshy, conical thing sticking out at the very tip of her rump where her tail feathers would start.  It's sticks out about a cm and there is no blood around the fleshy thing.  My husband thinks this is from that attack and is worried, but I don't see how it is since there is no blood around it.  

 

Given that this is our first time with chickens and have not defeathered a chicken, can someone tell me is this is normal anatomy or something we need to address?  

The tiny thing may be where her tail feathers belong

are you able to post a photo and keep her separate from the

other hens

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Halfway Ranch Mossyrock, Wa

8 cats, 6 dogs, 7 Barred Rocks, 7 Easter Egger pullet, 1 Olive Egger pullet

1 Olive Egger Rooster,  2 F-1 pullets Home grown

 3 bat crazy people and a growing baby Great Pyrenees Snowball joined our pack

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You may be seeing the oil gland at the base of the tail.
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The tiny thing may be where her tail feathers belong

are you able to post a photo and keep her separate from the

other hens


How important is it to separate her?  We don't really have any other place to put her.

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As long as the other birds don't start pecking her wounded area I wouldn't worry too much about seperating her,that's the biggest reason to isolate
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As long as the other birds don't start pecking her wounded area I wouldn't worry too much about seperating her,that's the biggest reason to isolate
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How important is it to separate her?  We don't really have any other place to put her.

if you could tolerate keep her in your bathroom or if you have a dog crate?

I have a cheap plastic wading pool with chicken wire held up by a center T

we drilled holes in the top lip and zip tied it down... this is if you notice the others

picking on her that is important if they do


Edited by penny1960 - 5/28/16 at 10:15pm

Halfway Ranch Mossyrock, Wa

8 cats, 6 dogs, 7 Barred Rocks, 7 Easter Egger pullet, 1 Olive Egger pullet

1 Olive Egger Rooster,  2 F-1 pullets Home grown

 3 bat crazy people and a growing baby Great Pyrenees Snowball joined our pack

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Halfway Ranch Mossyrock, Wa

8 cats, 6 dogs, 7 Barred Rocks, 7 Easter Egger pullet, 1 Olive Egger pullet

1 Olive Egger Rooster,  2 F-1 pullets Home grown

 3 bat crazy people and a growing baby Great Pyrenees Snowball joined our pack

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