Please Help!! Large scab on chest

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by norrissammy, Oct 19, 2016.

  1. norrissammy

    norrissammy New Egg

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    For the past month my gen has had a large looking crop. It would go down sometimes but has stayed swollen. This morning I was checking her out and noticed there is a huge scab on the bump. I'm not quite sure what this is or what to do about it. It's not painful when you touch it, she's been eating and drinking normally. Does anyone know what this could be?
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  2. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper Premium Member

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    Is it directly on the crop? Could have had an impacted crop and it burst. I've seen it happen before. Could also have been an access from a thorn or scratch that busted. I would clean it up and apply neosporin (without pain relief!) and see how she does.

    Does it smell bad or have infection in it?
     
  3. norrissammy

    norrissammy New Egg

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    It doesn't smell bad but it feels very hard. I cleaned it really well and put ointment on it and I'm keeping her separated from the others. You don't think it could be mites ??
     
  4. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper Premium Member

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    I would keep it clean and watch the wound. Infection is hard in chickens. It could have infection in it. The ointment will help bring it to the surface. I have never seen mites cause anything that bad but anything is possible. Check her closely around the vent and under her wings for mites or lice.
     
  5. norrissammy

    norrissammy New Egg

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    Ok thank you for your help. I'm very worried about her and don't want anything to happen to her.
     

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