Growth or Tumer on face- picture

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Jodie9876, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. Jodie9876

    Jodie9876 New Egg

    8
    0
    7
    Jan 15, 2012
    My Buff Orphington hen developed a growth with no previous injury to the area. It started maybe a week or two ago and I continued to observe it to see if it would clear up. It only grew larger and appears to have a dark discharge dried to it. I sadly discovered that it seems to have spread to the other side of her face and a little on the roof of her mouth. She seems to be acting normally and is eating. I have'nt found anything online or in books that matches her symptoms. Does anyone know what it could be and how to treat it?? I feel extremely guilty for not seeking help sooner as this chicken means alot to me. please help!!!!

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Jodie9876

    Jodie9876 New Egg

    8
    0
    7
    Jan 15, 2012
    [​IMG]
     
  3. klmclain1

    klmclain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2011
    Are you sure it's a growth and not an infection (full of pus..)?
     
  4. JakRat

    JakRat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Dover
    Have you tried getting a wash cloth, soaking it in some epsom salt water and seeing if it might open up and drain out??? You need to be careful though and make sure it doesnt go into her nose or eyes.
     
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    30,361
    153
    446
    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Looks like a severe sinus infection to me.

    Get a warm wash cloth, and clean it up. I'd keep her isolated inside.
     
  6. Jodie9876

    Jodie9876 New Egg

    8
    0
    7
    Jan 15, 2012
    Thank you everyone so much for the advice!! I will follow it and give you all an update.
     
  7. Jodie9876

    Jodie9876 New Egg

    8
    0
    7
    Jan 15, 2012
    I have tried to soak it with a washcloth with epsom salt water. The skin has definatly gotten wetter but it hasnt opened yet. should I keep trying this or should I try to open it with a sterilized needle??
     
  8. BamaSilkies

    BamaSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    438
    0
    89
    Nov 28, 2011
    NE Alabama
    You can try to drain it with a needle but I recommend you lance it. Draining with a needle will not open it enough to allow it to drain and chances are you will have to redrain several times if using a needle. Opening it up will allow continious drainage. If you do open it up make sure you open it where the drainage will be away from the eye or nasal passage at the bottom inbetween the two areas would be the best.
     
  9. Jodie9876

    Jodie9876 New Egg

    8
    0
    7
    Jan 15, 2012
    Thank you so much for the advice!! I've never dealt with a problem like this so I'm a little freaked out about it. If I open it up do I need to put any kind of bandage on it?
     
  10. klmclain1

    klmclain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2011
    I wouldn't.. just coat it with neosporin (no caine) twice a day after cleaning until it appears that the infection is gone.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by