Can you help me identify and cure this growth on my Cochin?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Urbanfarmerkc, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. Urbanfarmerkc

    Urbanfarmerkc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are an odd growth I noticed yesterday on one of my favorite hens. She is very healthy, still laying and seemed happy till yesterday. She is hanging a little closer to the coop than she used to but that is all I've noticed in changed behavior.

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  2. paddock36

    paddock36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, can't see the picture [​IMG]
     
  3. Yoda

    Yoda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here I fixed it for him so you can see the pictures:

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  4. geebs

    geebs Lovin' the Lowriders!

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    Possible staph??? bump...antibiotic injections are my only recommendations... and it is a guess. I would try anything... that is ugly and looks like it could go into the bone.
     
  5. Urbanfarmerkc

    Urbanfarmerkc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just thought I'd add a final statement to my girl's fate. One day, I didn't find her when I went out to feed everyone before nightfall. I looked around the yard for any sign and there were no feathers, no remains of any kind. I did notice the next day that there was a hawk flying around our yard. I guess that nature took it's toll. Weak or injured are the first to go. Too bad though, such a sweet baby.

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  6. Urbanfarmerkc

    Urbanfarmerkc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I should also comment, I was applying natural honey to the wound and it was beginning to heal. Guess not fast enough to save her though.
     
  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I am sorry to hear about your hen and when she was beginning to heal up too. You sound like you've accepted it well though.
     
  8. Urbanfarmerkc

    Urbanfarmerkc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Way too many losses to predators to be too affected at this point. It is sad though... she was a sweet girl. [​IMG]
     
  9. Cochin378

    Cochin378 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would try to drain the abscess because it is probably full of puss. You can purchase hypodermic needles are your local TSC. After you drain it I would start the chicken on antibiotics. Hopefully this helps.
     

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