Bump on back after dog attack

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by hatchies, Aug 19, 2014.

  1. hatchies

    hatchies Out Of The Brooder

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    Last week my chickens were attacked by dogs. We only lost one but a second one was bitten and injured. She limped and took it easy for a few days but five days later she behaves like she is back to normal. She hasn't laid but I figured that would return in time. That was until today when I noticed a strange bump on her back above her left wing. I know this pictures aren't great but I guess she isn't very photogenic [​IMG]

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    Her back also seems lopsided. This might look like a picture from a bad angle, but it's actually not.
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    Any ideas of what could be wrong? She doesn't appear to have an infection but I'm clueless as to what could be wrong.[​IMG]
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Check the area closely. If it is warm and/or red, it is likely an abscess.
     
  3. hatchies

    hatchies Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! When I went out to check on her the next day I noticed the bump had gone down considerably. She seems to be 90% healed so it won't be long until she is back to her old self!
     

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