Laid a strange egg, stopped laying, and now has a wound on her wattle...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Dandelle, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. Dandelle

    Dandelle Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello! Maybe two weeks ago, my delaware hen laid a yolk and a rubbery egg-thing with a yolk in it on the top of the coop one evening. After that, she hasn't laid an egg since. Soon after though, I noticed a hard bump on one of her wattles that look scabbed up. Today, it's quite worse and bleeding. I also saw a small scab on one of her... ear skin flaps (sorry, forgot the name).

    I don't know if the two things are related, but does anyone know what's up? She's the boss hen, so I doubt she's getting picked on.

    edit: whoops, forgot to add the pics!

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  2. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi do you have a pic you can upload? Sounds like dry fowl pox to me.
     
  3. Dandelle

    Dandelle Out Of The Brooder

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    Eek that doesn't sound good. I edited in some pics, I meant to put them in before posting but forgot.
     
  4. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    This is a picture of my Welsummer when she had it. Your chicken looks like she has a wound like someone pecked her or she got it stuck on something and cut it. But I may be wrong.

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  5. Dandelle

    Dandelle Out Of The Brooder

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    What a pretty hen :) I think you were right about the fowl pox... she has more spots now. I suppose I just wait it out?
    And thanks for the help!
     

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