Bump on chicks hock

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MotherHenJean, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. MotherHenJean

    MotherHenJean Hatching

    May 26, 2008
    Dansville NY
    My 2 week old chick has a large bump on her hock that looks like its coming thru the skin. At first (when she was a few days old) I tho't she had spraddle leg and hobbled her. She didn't get any better and I gave her polyvisol in her water. I isolated her in the brooder with her own water and food and yesterday noticed that her neck has been pecked on thru the fence that surrounds her. When I picked her up yesterday I noticed the huge bump on the top of her leg, and she still won't use it. I don't know what is wrong or what to do next! I lost one of my babies at the beginning to spraddle (I guess) and was devistated, I love my babies and really don't want to go thru that again. Thanks for any help you can give me. Jeanie
  2. chickbea

    chickbea Songster

    Jan 18, 2007
    Could it be an abcess that hasn't opened yet? Soak it with a warm compress and see if you can get it to drain at all. Otherwise, I would think some sort of congenital defect - ?

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