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Lump on shoulder?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by CeceDawn, Mar 13, 2015.

  1. CeceDawn

    CeceDawn Hatching

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    Our baby chick, a Polish Crested, has a large lump on her shoulder. It looks just like a blister, it's filled with fluid. Otherwise she seems health. Does anyone know what this possibly could be? Should I be concerned? Is there something I can do?
     
  2. n3kms

    n3kms Songster

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    What is your heat source? Could it be a burn?
     
  3. CeceDawn

    CeceDawn Hatching

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    I don't think so. The heating lamp is on the outside of the cage. But that is the only explanation I've been able to find online. I'm not sure what to do or think.
     
  4. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Crowing

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    Were your chicks vaccinated? I'm not sure if vaccinations are dome on the shoulder of chicks, just a thought.
    Could you pop the blister with a hot needle and drain it? I've never had this problem before, and it doesn't seem like many other folks have seen or heard of it either, so you might want to request to the mods that this post get moved to the Emergency section of the forum.
     
  5. CeceDawn

    CeceDawn Hatching

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    How do I do that? I'm new to this page and can't find how to do that.
     
  6. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Crossing the Road 5 Years

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    If you're new, you can't post pics. How big is this lump. Which shoulder? Is it on the back of the shoulder, or perhaps in the front, more like at shoulder level, but on the side of the chest? If it's in the front, on the right, it's the crop.
     

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