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Feather cysts

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Lelu, Nov 16, 2010.

  1. Lelu

    Lelu Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm double posting this here and in first aid. One of my birds 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. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Take a needle, make sure the needle is sterile (alcohol or hydrogen peroxide will sterilize the needle), pop the cyst, or open it at least...then take some neosporin or bluecote and put it over the wound...since the cyst is open its easier for the wound to heal.
     
  3. Lelu

    Lelu Out Of The Brooder

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    Should I tweezer out the ingrown feathers?
     
  4. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:IF THEY ARE INDEED INGROWN FEATHERS INSIDE THE CYST THEN YES, GENTLY GET THEM OUT THRUOGH THE OPENING YOU CREATE DRAINING THE BACESS, BUT I DONT RECOMMEND "PULLING THE FEATHERS OUT" OF THE BIRD ITSELF--- THIS WILL CAUSE EVEN MORE AND WORSE INGROWN FEATHERS DURING THE NEXT MOLT, GET THE INGROWNS OUTSIDE THE FLESH OF THE ANIMAL AND LET THEM STAY THERE AND THE SOFT TISSUE AROUND THE INFECTED FOLLICAL WILL HEAL
     
  5. Lelu

    Lelu Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, I'll try again tonight :)
     
  6. Lelu

    Lelu Out Of The Brooder

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    I clipped all the girls wings, and cleaned out the ingrown feathers today! [​IMG] Now I'll have to explain my bright purple arms to my professor... kinda had an over spray accident with the blu kote... [​IMG]
     
  7. mhwc56

    mhwc56 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:hahahaha ..THAT must look ...interesting...
     
  8. Lelu

    Lelu Out Of The Brooder

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    looks like I murdered a smurf... graphically...or like I have Violet Beauregarde disease.
     

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