fearher cysts

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by pokey, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. pokey

    pokey Warrior Princess

    Jun 1, 2008
    I have noticed that some of my older hens have problems with feather cysts when they molt.does anyone else have this too? I have a hen that can barely walk right now due to this, but I really don't want to cull her.any thoughts? Amd it is always my cochins.

  2. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

    Aug 3, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    Is it on the legs, or elsewhere?
  3. pokey

    pokey Warrior Princess

    Jun 1, 2008
    Usually on the body.this time between her legs between breast amd pelvis
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Feather cysts are like ingrown hair on a human, except feathers are bigger. You can remove them yourself, there will be a cheesy infection requiring antibiotics...but they will grow back eventually. Only a vet can surgically remove them, antibiotics will have to be prescribed as well. Culling might be best if they affect her quality of life as you mentioned. Sorry.

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