blood blister by ear?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Mrs. K, Nov 21, 2009.

  1. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Overrun With Chickens

    Nov 12, 2009
    western South Dakota
    Two days ago, I went down in the morning, and one of my buff orpington has a bloody spot on the side of her head, but I have them in a completely enclosed run, and since we built that pen, we have been safe from predators. I figured that she must of caught herself up on something.

    However, today, I went down to the pen, and two more chickens have a swelling on the side of their head, looks something like a blood blister, right close to the ear. I now think that is what the BO had, and that it popped.

    They do not show any sign of distress or sickness, but I don't like this. Mrs.K
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2009
  2. Daisygirl

    Daisygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 10, 2009
    New Zealand
    How are they doing? mabe you should lance the blister...depends how close to her ear tho. That is really strange
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2009

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