Please help!! Is this serious?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by CountryGal517, Mar 7, 2014.

  1. CountryGal517

    CountryGal517 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can anybody help? After spending some time with the chickens my husband found that ind of the chickens has a round swollen eggish shaped spot and we have no idea what it is or what could have caused it... Any ideas??

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  2. Not a vet here. Disclaimer done. I would check for mites/lice. On the bird and on its roost. Then do some research on ovarian peretinitus I f that spot is under its bum. I know I couldn't spell that right. It could be a number of things.

    Wish ya the best.
     
  3. cstronks

    cstronks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could be egg bound, so gently feel and see if you can determine whether it is an egg or not. Otherwise, I would guess it could be a tumor, but I don't think that is likely.
     
  4. WindStep

    WindStep Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 27, 2014
    Oh My.
    (not as bad as my chicken)
    Also look for Vetericn Wound & Skin care! One of my chickens had some of there breast pulled off and I sprayed Vetericyn on there 3 times per day keep her away from other chickens by her self and she is fine!
     
  5. CountryGal517

    CountryGal517 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This showed up rather quickly we've only had our hens for a week and a half....
     
  6. WindStep

    WindStep Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 27, 2014
    @cstronks I do aree that it is probily NOT a rash or wound.
     
  7. CountryGal517

    CountryGal517 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's like a soft ball maybe a very large cyst?
     
  8. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    It could be a cyst or a tumor. Did your chicken have a Mareks vaccine? Mareks disease can cause lymphomas--it is one of many symptoms of the disease. An abcess would be another cause--they are usually soft with liquid inside.
     
  9. CountryGal517

    CountryGal517 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Would something like that get to be the size of say a little bigger than a golf ball within a few days??
     
  10. ten chicks

    ten chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is she molting? Looks like she may be pecking/picking at this area due to irritation. I would wash area and apply an antibiotic ointment(nothing ending in "caine/cane",toxic to birds). Almost looks like a hot spot. Is she eating /drinking and pooping?

    Has she been checked for mites/lice?
     

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