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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by AshelyPeep, Dec 16, 2016.

  1. AshelyPeep

    AshelyPeep Just Hatched

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    Hi, I'm new here. I've had trouble figuring out how to post something. Hope I'm doing it right!
    I have a young pullet about 8 weeks old and she has a doughnut shaped growth on her left jaw area.
    Does anyone have experience w/ that? Any info would be appreciated because I want to fix it.
     
  2. GoldenFlight

    GoldenFlight Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    [​IMG]!!

    Yep, you did it perfect! [​IMG] It would help a lot if you had a picture.
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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  4. Leihamarie

    Leihamarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    welcome to BYC! did you post underr the diseases/emergencies section?
     
  5. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG]

    Can you post some photos of the growth?

    When you mention a growth on the beak/jaw, the first two things that come to mind are canker or Fowl Pox.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1080266/canker
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2015/07/fowl-pox-prevention-treatment.html
     
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  6. AshelyPeep

    AshelyPeep Just Hatched

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    This is my chick's growth. Has anyone seen one of these before?
     
  7. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    @casportpony or @Eggcessive Thoughts??

    It almost looks like some type of infection. Similar to what I've seen in a chicken's ear.

    Can you take her to a vet?

    If not, you may want to see if you can soften it with a little Peroxide and see if the center "plug" will come out. I suspect that it is hardened pus. As to what the cause it, I can't say. Most likely from being pecked and then the tiny wound got infected. If you do get a plug out, then apply some Vetericyn or triple antibiotic ointment to the "hole"

    Just my thought, hopefully someone else may have a better idea.

    Here's what it looks like at the ear.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/919235/ear-infection-in-rooster
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/831156/really-nasty-ear-infection-in-a-silkie-hen-graphic-pics
     
  8. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I haven't seen that before. Perhaps it is a small abscess or even a tumor. I would try lancing and squeezing it as Wyorp Rock suggested.
     
  9. GoldenFlight

    GoldenFlight Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Oh, wow! No, I have never seen anything like it before. I agree with @Wyorp Rock though.
     
  10. AshelyPeep

    AshelyPeep Just Hatched

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    The vets here won't see a chicken, so it's just me doing all the sewing and doctoring. I'm going to try taking the center out and see if that drains anything.
    If that doesn't work I may try a shot of antibiotics and then as a last resort I can try taking the whole thing off and stitch up the slit.
     
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