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Dark purple, tumor or something on comb.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MandarinHens, Jul 18, 2016.

  1. MandarinHens

    MandarinHens New Egg

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    Okay, I'm new to the whole chicken thing. I have two 4 month old hens, neither are laying yet One, seemingly overnight, obtained a tumor looking growth on her comb. It seems to be getting darker by the day, she's has had it for about 3 days now. She's acting normal, playful and energetic, poop looks normal in colour and consistency. It is really hot here, all I'm not sure if that plays a factor. [​IMG]
    Any ideas???I just can't decide if I should be worried or not yet.
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. That is strange. Could she have had part of her comb get tangled in a small string or even a hair that cut off the circulation? Could you possibly take a picture from the side or a different angle?
     
  3. MandarinHens

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    The growth seems to have gotten smaller and more dried out almost. Definitely seems like it's coming out of the comb...[​IMG]
    She won't sit still very long. This was the best picture I could get.
     
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Hopefully she is going to recover from the strange lesion. I have not seen that before. Hopefully someone else has a comment.
     
  5. MandarinHens

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    Update: about 6 days into the growth that basically appeared out of no where. It seems to have shrunk drastically, and basically looks like a raisin flopping on her head. Still keeping a close eye, but hoping it just falls off.
     
  6. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    That is good that it is shrinking. Good luck.
     

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