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2 week old chicken with inflamed ingrown tail feather? Suggestions?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by caralynn99, May 10, 2016.

  1. caralynn99

    caralynn99 New Egg

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    Hi everyone, I am new here and am on my second batch of baby chickens. I have a 2 week old with what looks like an ingrown tail feather. It is red, swollen and tender for her :( any suggestions what I should do????
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    Last edited: May 10, 2016
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! I can't quite see on your pic but she could have been feather pecked by one of your others. Often once blood is drawn this makes the problem worse and they peck even more. I would clean it up to remove the blood and see what's going on. If you could get a pic without the blood please do post in the emergency section where I'm sure members will be able to offer you more advice. Here is the link ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures

    Good luck with your chick :fl
     
  3. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice from Y/Coop already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
    CT
     
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  5. BantamFan4Life

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  6. caralynn99

    caralynn99 New Egg

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    Hi everyone, thanks for all the advice and welcomes! Turns out it was her preening gland that was damaged. She is all better now, just kept cleaning it with normal saline and applied plain polysporin to it and she is as good as new! [​IMG] Thanks for the support!
     

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