Big, black embedded circle on skin below vent

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by zowieyellowflame, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. zowieyellowflame

    zowieyellowflame Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello,
    I have a hen that has a big black embedded circle below her vent. It kind of looks like poop but it is firmly attached, the size of a quarter, sunken center. Looks like a big scab? There is also some poop accumulating to the feathers on her rear. Tonight, for the first time that I noticed, she was a bit hunched and huddled. When I picked her up she went crazy though. Any thoughts? I put vasoline on it.
     
  2. ADozenGirlz

    ADozenGirlz The Chicken Chick[IMG]emojione/assets/png/00ae.png

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    Any chance you can take a picture of it and post it? That's a HUGE help in narrowing down these things.
     

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