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Not sure if I should be concerned... swollen wattle

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Hannah1234, May 20, 2017.

  1. Hannah1234

    Hannah1234 New Egg

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    My 4 year old Americana hen has (what I believe to be) 1 red, swollen wattle. Her other wattle is unaffected. I haven't noticed any other symptoms and she seems to be acting normal. I did see her yawn several times yesterday, but I've kept an eye on her and haven't seen her yawn any more. Has anyone had this happen? I am not sure if I should be worried.


    Here is her normal wattle.
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    Here is her swollen wattle. IMG_3045.JPG
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    Could be a bug bite. I personally wouldn't worry about it.
     
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  3. 13ChickenGirl

    13ChickenGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a bug bite. Just keep an eye on it.
     
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  4. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    X2 It does look like an insect bite. Just for kicks though - take a look inside her beak to see if there are any plaques or lesions.

    BTW - Welcome To BYC :welcome
     
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