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Bump above eye

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Airilith, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. Airilith

    Airilith Songster

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    Elmo, my RIR roo, has developed a bump above his eye. It's been there for about a month, and seems to not bother him. I don't think it's getting bigger, but if it is, it's doing it very, very slowly. It kinda seems like you might be able to pop it, but I'm kinda scared to try.

    My question is whether you would leave it alone, or try popping it?

    Here are pictures:

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    And the other eye for reference:

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    Last edited: Jun 10, 2010

  2. Airilith

    Airilith Songster

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    Ok well maybe not popping it then? Haha!

    Any and all suggestions are welcome [​IMG]
     
  3. MuranoFarms

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    It doesn't look like it has a head on it like a pimple, so i wouldn't try popping it. Could it have been a tick bite that swelled up?
     
  4. Airilith

    Airilith Songster

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    There is no bite mark on it. And you're right, there is no head on it either. It is very round. I've never seen anything like it.
     
  5. MuranoFarms

    MuranoFarms Songster

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    How easy is he to handle? You can always try holding a warm wet washcloth on it for 5-10 minutes. It will bring help it to a head, if its some type of infection. If not, it wont hurt.
     
  6. Airilith

    Airilith Songster

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    He's actually very easy to hold. And he loves any excuse to be allowed in the house. I'll have to try that.

    As long as it doesn't grow any larger, I don't see it causing a problem. I just think it would be annoying. And he's the best roo ever. He takes great care of the girls, keeps the other 2 roos in line, and is sweet to me. So I want him happy and healthy.
     
  7. KelliV

    KelliV In the Brooder

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    I have had an issue like this before, ended up being a sinus issue. My vet prescribed meds for it, and it went down after a few days. [​IMG]
     

  8. cowcreekgeek

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    Absolute wouldn't 'pop' it, 'cause you're not sure what it is (not that I am, either ~'-)
    It's most probably bacterial, and you could get it into his eye that way. And, it could be viral. I'd isolate him, and watch your entire flock closely.
     
  9. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

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    This thread is over 2 years old Cowcreek.
     
  10. cowcreekgeek

    cowcreekgeek Songster

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    Thanks for lendin' me your eyes, dawg ...
     

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