Chick with a pimple?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by shelleyb1969, Nov 23, 2008.

  1. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    I've got a 3 week old light brahma chick who has a bump on his head. I first noticed it about 1 1/2 weeks ago, but didn't think much of it. But it's not going away. It actually looks like a pimple...or a small blister. The chick is normal in all other aspects...eating, drinking, pooping, playing, etc. What could this be, and should I consider culling it? Below is a pic, though not the greatest. I've searched the internet trying to figure out what it could be, but can't find anything about chicken pimples. [​IMG]


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  2. crazychicken

    crazychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2008
    NC
    he is just going through a teenage phase [​IMG]
     
  3. beakkeeper

    beakkeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] Seriously though, does it look like it's infected or something??
     
  4. crazychicken

    crazychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2008
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    [​IMG] i have had chicks with "pimples" and they just grew out of them.
     
  5. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    Quote:[​IMG] Seriously though, does it look like it's infected or something??

    No, doesn't look infected. Looking at it up close, it's just a small clear pimple-shaped spot. Could it be an ingrown/infected feather follicle maybe?
     
  6. crazychicken

    crazychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2008
    NC
    mine just grew out of them i don't know what they are maybe she was pecked .
     
  7. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    Quote:Since it didn't appear until the chick was about a week old, I thought that it might have been pecked. Well, I'll let it continue and see if it goes away. But if it doesn't disappear within a couple weeks, I may have to re-evaluate the culling idea.
     
  8. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

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    Cats can get pimples...
     
  9. crazychicken

    crazychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    really
     
  10. lovemychix

    lovemychix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know a lot about chicks but I don't think I would cull it. I bet it grows out of it like said. I wouldn't worry about it unless it starts acting sick. I just had to check this out....chicken pimple!!! [​IMG]
     

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