Lump on cheek

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by quackydoodle, Oct 19, 2014.

  1. quackydoodle

    quackydoodle Chirping

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    i have a year old splash (?) Wyandotte. I've had her for about a month. She's had this lump on her cheek the whole time. It's the same temperature as the rest of her head/face. It's relatively hard. It doesn't seem to cause her any discomfort. It doesn't seem to change size. I had all my birds on tetracycline for a week, then oxytetracycline for an additional week for a respiratory thing. It didn't affect the lump, so I don't think it's an infection. Any ideas?

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  2. quackydoodle

    quackydoodle Chirping

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    Anybody?
     
  3. chicknshrimp

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    I'm not really a chicken cheek expert per-se but it looks pretty benign. It doesn't look infected, it looks more like a lump of scar tissue from some prior injury or a cyst. As long as it doesn't change then I wouldn't think its a problem.

    Hope she does well!
     
  4. quackydoodle

    quackydoodle Chirping

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    Ok, that's what I was thinking, too. Thanks!
     
  5. drChickan

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    Possibly a mosquito bite?
     
  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Open the mouth and what do you see inside?
     
  7. quackydoodle

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    Nothing too unusual. Some crud in the corner as well as a couple of black spots. Both by the lump. Looks like old food mash and some nearly healed scabs? Maybe she injured the inside and it's healing. The lump actually looks a bit smaller today, too.
     

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  9. quackydoodle

    quackydoodle Chirping

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    Thanks for the info! I'm sorry about your cockerel. My hen's lump wasn't nearly that bad on the inside. And it wasn't ever hot to the touch. It's shrinking a little every day. Hopefully itc completely gone by winter.
     

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