growth/swollen above my chickens eye

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by new2chicks3, Apr 26, 2016.

  1. new2chicks3

    new2chicks3 In the Brooder

    Jun 10, 2015
    I was wondering if anyone has seen this before or anyone has an ideas about what it is? I am not sure if it is a growth or she got hurt, but she was fine on Sunday and two days later has this. I didn't see her yesterday to notice exactly when it happened. It is right above her eye, eyelid, eyebrow area. Not apart of her eye, right on the outside area.[​IMG]
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Free Ranging

    Sep 20, 2015
    Southern N.C. Mountains
    Is it soft or hard?
    Does it feel like it has fluid in it, does it hurt her to touch it?
    Any signs of sneezing, runny nose, etc?
    Could be a cyst, abscess, insect bite or pecking injury.

    Since it is so close to the eye you might want to use some Vetericyn eye gel or Terramycin eye ointment on it to see if that helps.
  3. jak2002003

    jak2002003 Crowing

    Oct 24, 2009
    Looks like a cyst or blister kind of thing from an injury.

    The eye looks good.. so no need to add eye drops.

    These kind of things usually get bigger, then burst and heal up fine. Or they get hard and drop off in the end.. but can take some time.

    If it gets worse or If you are worried take her to a vet to have a drained.

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