lumps on chick/crusted

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kelliepulido, May 14, 2008.

  1. kelliepulido

    kelliepulido Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2008
    st.john's mi
    My 5wk.old chick has developed these lumps that have crusted scab on top of them.At first they appeared to be areas she had picked at when her feathers were coming in now she has more of them first just 2 now I counted like 5 of them on various areas.I looked up blow fly lesions and they don't look like that.She is on straw could she be getting something from that?I looked her over no mites or lice maybe a vitamin defiency?She is on medicated chick starter 20%protein.
     
  2. priszilla

    priszilla Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can you post a picture? I am thinking fowl pox- but I don't know
     
  3. kelliepulido

    kelliepulido Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2008
    st.john's mi
    what is fowl poxno picture does look like chicken pox
     
  4. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    fowl pox lesion are on the head and on occasion the leg.
    kellie a pic would be most helpful...might be a biting mite/lice from the straw (I suggest you get her off that ...separate to a different location and use shavings ....
    best case scenario:
    lice or mites and your chickie pecking (you also have feather shaft lice which can be very irritating )

    worst case scenario:
    visceral leukosis/MD >
    http://www.addl.purdue.edu/newsletters/2005/Spring/mareks.htm
    "....Skin lesions are mostly inflammatory and can also be lymphomatous. Inflammatory cells are localized around the infected feather follicle. With small lesions, the integrity of the skin is maintained, but disruption of the epidermis leading to ulcer formation may occur with massive proliferation..."
     
    Last edited: May 14, 2008

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