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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Alleyoops25, Jul 15, 2007.

  1. Alleyoops25

    Alleyoops25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am not sure that I am in the right place as this isnt a emergency, or disease by it may have created a infection that could have became serious. I was out playing with our chickens today. And I was holding one of our Aricuana hens, and checking out how she healed from a cut she had gotten from one of our roos. The wound healed fine not even a scar. But On the top of her back she had a HUGE black knott. At first I thought Maggot, it had a hole in the top of it. So I got my daughter to hold her and I went in with a piar of tweezers. Instead of a maggot she had ( and I kid you not) a five inch long balled up feather. It was in grown and of course infected and pussy just like a in grown hair. I never have ever seen anything like it . And I think it is up there in the list of gross things I had to deal with. I am glad I seen it and got it taken care of because it could have turn into a abcess and might have even made her sick. I am going to double check all of them to night to make sure there are no more with this problem.
     
  2. okiechick57

    okiechick57 Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] ewww . so sorry......bet she feels much better now.....glad you checked her out....keep up posted !
     
  3. Judymae

    Judymae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay----now I'm grabbing the flashlight and checking all my girls! I've never heard of an ingrown feather?! My chickies are gonna think they are gettin' extra loving while I dig through their feathers!
     
  4. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    It's very likely that the skin healed over a feather quill and now the quill's in there...blech is true...try some neosporin on it for infection.
     
  5. Alleyoops25

    Alleyoops25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did put neosporin on it. And I would agree with you spotted crow, however this thing was no where near the area she was wounded. So again I dont exactly know what caused it but man it really was gross. I checked the rest of the flock, and nobody else had any so I am hoping this will be a one time thing, cant say I want to do that agian.
     
  6. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh, I feel bad for both of you!

    I'm glad you noticed and took care of it. Neosporin is good stuff. I'd just check her every once in awhile, to make sure it doesn't happen again in that spot, when the new feather grows in.
     
  7. Alleyoops25

    Alleyoops25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thinking back I should have took pictures, it might have been some help to somone in the futur. She disnt ever mind me digging at her with the tweezers it fact I dont think she noticed. Today she is out running around like nothing ever happend to her. The area that had the in grown feather is quite red but it think it will been just fine in a few days. If it does ever happen agian I take pictures.
     
  8. FarmerDenise

    FarmerDenise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a similar incident with one of my Rhode Island reds recently. She had had a problem with lice and I was checking her for nits, when I notiched a dark lump. It wasn't very big and turned out to be an ingrown downy feather.
     

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