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Growth on top of head?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Lobzi, Nov 12, 2008.

  1. Lobzi

    Lobzi Crowing 10 Years

    I am wondering if this is anything to be concernd about. HP (Henny Penny who is probably Rooster Booster) has always had feathers that stick up on the top of his head. I have just recently noticed that there is some kind of growth that is forcing the feathers to stand up. Is this part of the comb? It doesnt appear to be...the growth is dark gray in color. Anyone seen this before?
  2. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member Premium Member 11 Years

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    Beautiful bird!

    Can you get a clear closeup of the growth?
  3. Lobzi

    Lobzi Crowing 10 Years

    I think he is a cutie too....do you know, he was a wild one I got from a horse ranch.
    I will try to get a closer shot when I get home. He is skiddish so it might be hard.
    I just wonder if anyone has ever seen this on a chicken before.
  4. Lobzi

    Lobzi Crowing 10 Years

    I found this pic of HP from a different angle...maybe it shows the growth better in it.
  5. CUDA

    CUDA Songster

    Mar 4, 2008
    It's definitely not the comb, it may be a feather cyst, or something like that. It's hard to say by that picture. You need to get in there and check it out good, and describe it as best you can. You might want to check out this LINK. Good luck!
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2008
  6. Lobzi

    Lobzi Crowing 10 Years

    Thank you for the link. Im not sure I catch him but Ill try. Id probably have to get him at night when he is roosting. He is so skiddish and a fast little sucker too!

    He has had signs of this since I got him about a month ago. His feathers on the head stuck up and I just thought it was sorta cute. Now I can see the "growth" quite clearly, Im just not sure what to do for him or if I should just let it be.
  7. Pine Grove

    Pine Grove Songster

    Jul 18, 2007
    Lakeland, Ga
    I't normal, All tasseled breeds have this, otherwise they would'nt have a tassel at all, And perhaps him molting makes it more noticable
  8. Lobzi

    Lobzi Crowing 10 Years

    A closer look indicates you are correct. Im not sure it is a growth but rather fur and feathers that produce the upright stance of the head feathers. Tasseled? I had not heard of that before.
  9. Lobzi

    Lobzi Crowing 10 Years

    How would I know he is molting? I dont see him losing any feathers and he seems so young, like he is just getting his first feather growth. He still peeps like a baby, and no crowing either. I dont know how old he is for sure but my guess is no more than 3 months or so.

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