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A strange spot???

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Paulandannmarie, Dec 24, 2015.

  1. Paulandannmarie

    Paulandannmarie Out Of The Brooder

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    Does anyone know what this is & what to do. It's really angry looking
     
  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    That's the Preen Gland - looks like a peck injury on top of that.
     
  3. Paulandannmarie

    Paulandannmarie Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you. Do I need to do anything or just leave her?
     
  4. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    Sorry, should have offered next step.

    Examine her closely, make sure no mites/lice. Clean the wound - I would use hydrogen peroxide ( beta dyne and alcohol hurt) - or just water with a little soap - Pat dry and spray with a liquid bandage - Bluekote or whatever you have on hand. Repeating and examining daily. And keep a close watch to make sure it doesn't form an abscess or worsen.
     
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  5. Paulandannmarie

    Paulandannmarie Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok great, thank you
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC & Merry Christmas! I'm glad you joined us! :)

    Not sure what that is...does it seem to be a wound? It looks like the Uropygial gland, located in the same area, which produces oils for preening.
     
  8. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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