Black lump on chick leg? Thoughts please?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jennyf, Apr 24, 2016.

  1. jennyf

    jennyf Songster

    Apr 24, 2016

    Total newbie at this--picked out six chicks from Buchheits Friday and yesterday noticed one of the NH Reds has a black lump on her leg. They are around 2.5 weeks old. Chick is otherwise walking fine, eating and pooping. Thinking it might be scaly leg, I covered it in Vaseline last night and this morning. I tried to upload a pick but not sure it's showing! Any ideas what this might be and how to treat?

  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    That is not scaly leg, but it looks like an injury or some type of growth. If the skin is open, I would clean it with betadine, and use plain antibiotic ointment such as bacitracin or neosporin. I would just watch it in case an abscess forms. Let us know if there are changes.

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