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

    Sep 20, 2011
    Silverton, Oregon
    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

    Apr 11, 2011
    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

    Apr 15, 2009
    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

    Mar 25, 2011
    Danvers MA
    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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