chicken bump on waddle

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ccabal, Nov 19, 2013.

  1. ccabal

    ccabal In the Brooder

    Aug 1, 2013
    One of my hens has developed this big yellowish looking bump on her waddle. It almost looks like a real big zit, and part of me want to try and pop it. Anyone seen this before? Is it something to be concerned about?
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    It could be some sort of injury, or possible the beginning sign of dry Fowl Pox ( a viral disease of poultry spread by flying insects). If you want, you can try popping it--I don't think it would hurt. The only other thing I can think of is that it is a blister/swelling caused by frostbite. How cold is it where you are?
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2013

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