Ingrown tail feather on 2 wk old help?

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  1. caralynn99

    caralynn99 New Egg

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    Hi there! I am fairly new with chickens, second round with babies. One of my 2 week olds has an ingrown tail feather that is red, inflamed and tender. Any suggestions? The dark red spot in the centre looks like the tip of a large sheath coming through, but no feather emerging. [​IMG]
     
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  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    That's the preening gland, and it looks like it somehow got injured.
     
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  3. caralynn99

    caralynn99 New Egg

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    I see! Should I just be cleaning it daily and see how it goes? There is quite a lump that is around it. Would polysporin be safe to put it also?
     
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  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    As long as it's the kind without pain-reliever, polysporin is safe to use. Chicks heal up remarkable fast.
     
  5. caralynn99

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    Ok thank you! [​IMG]
     

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