Lump on the head?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by akcskye, Oct 27, 2007.

  1. akcskye

    akcskye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my hens, Feather, has a lump on the right side of her head...behind the eye...where the "ear" is.

    I felt it today, and it does not appear to be painful to her, but it is solid...like a cyst.

    She does get pecked there a lot by her sisters.

    It is not red, it is not hot...it's a lump about 1/4" tall and between a dime to a nickel in width.

    Any ideas? I'm strapped for money this month...so, unless it's an emergency, I'd like the vet to be the last option.
     
  2. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    That is an extremely delicate area and I suspect it is an abscess which if it is will need to be manually removed...
    Personally I would not attempt that myself due to the area it is in...and I know you dont want to hear this , but I would take this one to the vet.
     

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