Feather cyst on my quail

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Lelu, Nov 16, 2010.

  1. Lelu

    Lelu Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 24, 2010
    Monterey, Ca
    One of my quail has what I thought was an abscess. So I got some blu-kote, and today I went to drain it. Upon further inspection it seemed much more like an ingrown feather or feather cyst. Is this something I can fix at home? or do I need a vet. :-/
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    I have had 2 hens get these ingrown feathers or cysts. I put the bluekote on both but had to open it up before it went away. I used a razor blade and just barely nicked it, it wasn't runny but thick with not much in either one, doctored with bluekote after and they healed up fine.

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