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post #11 of 18

Glad I read this thread before messing about with my Orpington! Just noticed the same thing on her and had a little panic attack before you guys calmed me down :weee



post #12 of 18
Oh my that's what they are? I found one on one of my birds and thought it was an infected quill pore. Well I learnt something today! What does a preen Gland do?
post #13 of 18
I love this site. I just noticed the same on our girl today and also thought it was an ingrown feather! Thanks!
post #14 of 18
Thank goodness for BYC! I just noticed this on my RIR today while she was preening! There seemed to be a little hole or spot on the tip of it and I just about started picking/squeezing it as I, too thought it was an ingrown feather or some weird pus pocket. Whew, that was a close call! Thanks folks smile.png
post #15 of 18

Don't take that off unless it changes for the worst.  It looks like the preening gland where they get their oil from to preen and look nice..:yiipchick

post #16 of 18
Thank you BYC! Aways answering my questions!!
post #17 of 18
Wow! Glad I looked it up before I panicked. New to chickens and just noticed this weird bump it seems most do, I thought it might be an ingrown or infected follicle.
post #18 of 18
Glad I looked it up before I went ahead and tried to remove it, thanks!
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