ear lobes look like water ballons

roxysly

In the Brooder
8 Years
Sep 20, 2011
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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
 

Whitewinterwolf

Songster
8 Years
Apr 11, 2011
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Massachusetts
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!
 

CMV

Flock Mistress
10 Years
Apr 15, 2009
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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.
 

Warrprincess688

Songster
8 Years
Mar 25, 2011
253
6
118
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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