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3 week old chick with neck cyst?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by maliawolfer, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. maliawolfer

    maliawolfer Hatching

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    Hello fellow chicken lovers,
    Have any of you seen or experienced something like this with any of your chickens? We noticed it a couple of days ago. At first, it was a bit green which we thought indicated infection so we have been applying neosporin. It does seem to help a bit.
    It is a whitish looking cyst, maybe, that is somewhat hard to the touch. However, she does not seem to be in too much pain. We figured the balding is a result of the other chicks pecking at her. We have isolated her from the rest of the flock. Does any one have any suggestions as to what this could be or what we can do to make her feel better.
    Thank you, from Virginia
    Malia





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    Last edited: Jul 19, 2011

  2. RhodeIslandRedFan

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    I can't help you, but I hope you get some advice soon - that looks so uncomfortable. Good luck to you!
     
  3. maliawolfer

    maliawolfer Hatching

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    Thank you, RhodeIsland Red Fan.
    I hope we can figure it out too. She is so sweet. Luckily, she does not seem to be in too much pain. But I can tell she wants to be with the rest of her "family". Hopefully there is a fast, easy cure.
     
  4. Echobabe

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    The only thing I can think is maybe there is a parasite in there? I have seen something similar on a cat once, I don't know if it can also happen to chicks.
     

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