★help!!! What Is This????★

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by snaphu, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. snaphu

    snaphu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have an Australorpe hen with a soft large looking growth below her cloaca!!! [​IMG] I just noticed it yesterday... she is eating, socializing like there is nothing wrong with her! I've now isolated her :[

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    any suggestions, diagnoses, ideas are greatly appreciated!!!

    thanks in advance
    Sue
     
  2. Redcatcher

    Redcatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2010
    At My Desk!
    It looks like an old wound to me that's almost healed. It's hard to tell from the photo.
     
  3. leadwolf1

    leadwolf1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like it could be an abscess from an old wound...I'm not sure what to do...maybe warm compresses and an oral antibiotic? Can you get her to a vet? Hopefully someone will chime in with more advice.
     
  4. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Northern Indiana
    I agree, it looks as though it may have been something before, but it seems -other than a little unsightly- that she's fine. There's no blood or anything, but still just watch it to make sure it's not something more.
     
  5. SimplySplendidSilkies

    SimplySplendidSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2010
    Adairsville, GA
    I really have no clue but a warm soak would not hurt. A chickens temp is around 105 so make the water pretty warm. I would also give her a boiled egg with some vits and elyctrolytes in the water. Is it squishy? It almost looks like it could be lanced in the one off white oval on the right side. I would say she needs some kind of antibotic.
     
  6. snaphu

    snaphu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks everyone for your ideas and suggestions! do you think she might be "egg-bound"???
     
  7. Firefighter Chick

    Firefighter Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i wouldn't say egg bound. does the wound feel hot to the touch (hotter than the rest of the chicken?) if so, it's infected and should possibly be lanced (if there's an abcess) and treated with antibiotics. I agree with the warm bath.
     
  8. snaphu

    snaphu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:yep... not "egg bound" because when I checked on her tonight in her isolation crate, she had layed an egg... [​IMG]
     
  9. ChickenSahib

    ChickenSahib Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you do lance it, post some pictures!
     
  10. Pickaduck

    Pickaduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I agree.. it looks like it should be lanced.. but at least try the warm soak and antibiotics! Please keep us updated!
     

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