knot on cheek under eye

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by weirdmuse, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. weirdmuse

    weirdmuse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two hens with a large knot under their eye at the corner of their mouth. It's on the left side of one and the right side of the other. the knot is fairly large (about the size of a pea) but is not seeping and does not appear to be causing the chickens any problems in feeding or drinking. Any ideas? Preventions / cures?
     
  2. weirdmuse

    weirdmuse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the knot on one of the chickens is now the size of a small marble. It's located between the corner of it's mouth and it's eye. Any ideas?
     
  3. Dorothy1324

    Dorothy1324 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    not sure where you live but is it possible that it is a tick and could you post picture
     
  4. weirdmuse

    weirdmuse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's as clear a photo as I could take. From this side view you can see it's not a tick but this knot sticks out about a half inch from her cheek.
     
  5. wyliefarms

    wyliefarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 19, 2008
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    Great picture.

    No idea! If you lance it the others will peck at it and may make it worse. Maybe sit tight and see what it does? Interesting that you have 2 chickens with the same thing.
     
  6. weirdmuse

    weirdmuse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it doesn't appear to be inhibiting their abilities to eat or drink. Should I give an antibiotic? Any thougts on this would be appreciated.
     
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