Growth on earlobe

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by divinemercy, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. divinemercy

    divinemercy New Egg

    Jan 7, 2009
    New Mexico
    My buff minorca has some type of growth on her earlobe. It almost looks like a small clump of dirt. I pulled (gently) at it and can tell that it will tear the earlobe's surface and probably bleed if removed. I cannot seem to find anyone else with a similar issue.

    On the same hen, I've noticed small black spots on her comb. I have no idea if the two are related or if either issue is a cause for concern. No other symptoms; she is acting and laying just fine.

    Thank you!
  2. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Do you have pictures? It could be pox, which is treatable, or it could just be cuts.

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