Nodule on Chicken's back

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by msalebeard, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. msalebeard

    msalebeard New Egg

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    Please help. I have tried to find info on this subject, but was unsuccessful in finding anything out, except maybe a subcutaneous mite??? It is the only nodule on her, and she messes with it during her grooming. It is located right between where the back feathers and the tail feathers meet. Anyone seen this and know what it is? Thank you for all your help and advice!
     
  2. Leslieb118

    Leslieb118 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's the oil gland. They use it while preening.
     
  3. msalebeard

    msalebeard New Egg

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    Oh, lol. Thank you. You would think my chicken book would have that little bit of info.
     
  4. Leslieb118

    Leslieb118 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I have found a whole lot of useful information on this site that I haven't found in any book. And [​IMG]
     
  5. msalebeard

    msalebeard New Egg

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    Thank you!
     

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