ear lobes look like water ballons

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by roxysly, May 22, 2012.

  1. roxysly

    roxysly In the Brooder

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    To anyone who has the knowledge, Help what does it mean if my chickens ear lobes look like partially filled water balloons ?


    This was yesterday and now today they look like normal wrinkly earlobes ?? I wasn't hallucinating it was bizarre but today she looks fine. My Plymouth Rock is 1 year old ? should I be worried?

    concerned 1st time chicken pet owner of 9 hens
     
  2. Whitewinterwolf

    Whitewinterwolf Songster

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    Well that is a bit odd?
    I dont think I have ever heard of this before.
    Maybe just keep an eye on it, and if it happens again, snap a picture and post that. Maybe then someone will be able to comment for you and help you out!
     
  3. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    I have heard it happening as a response to a bite or sting. If it is back to normal then I wouldn't worry too much. She stuck her head where it wasn't welcome.

    Good luck.
     
  4. Warrprincess688

    Warrprincess688 Songster

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    My mille fluer hen had it. She had it on and off for about 4 months. After the 4 months she just passed away, something was going on but i didnt know what to do, and like your chicken it would get big and scary looking then go away. It was only on one side and she was about 3 years old.
     

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