please help. not sure what this is!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by VegaJones, Oct 30, 2015.

  1. VegaJones

    VegaJones Chillin' With My Peeps

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    this happens fast within 72 hrs another has it above tail feathers. Clear eyes nice combs still laying and eating and in good spirits. Any ideas?
     
  2. VegaJones

    VegaJones Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is on her tummy. Swelled then got like this. No puss poops fine attitude is good. Doesnt even smell.
     
  3. Coffee 1st

    Coffee 1st Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ohh My..hope someone can help..
     
  4. VegaJones

    VegaJones Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Another chicken had this before and died the third day
     
  5. Zinniah

    Zinniah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No idea, but it looks like a severe infection, maybe there is maggots in it? Since she may die anyway you can try soaking her in warm water for 10 minutes at a time at least, might bring out some of the infection, or maggots if there are any.
     
  6. VegaJones

    VegaJones Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No maggots. Just crusty yet open. No flies around it either. Feathers fell off easily
     
  7. Zinniah

    Zinniah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would still try and soak her in warm water, might not to anything, but it might do something, i don't think it would hurt as long as you can dry her and keep her warm.
     
  8. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Is this growth on the vent area or the breast bone area? It's hard to tell from the picture since we can't see the whole chicken. Does the other hen's lesion look the same, or maybe you can post another picture.
     
  9. Zinniah

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    She says it is on the stomach and the same on the other hen
     
  10. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    One is on the "tummy" and one is above the tail feathers, according to the OP. If the one is on the breast area near the crop, it could be a breast blister that has become abscessed, but that almost looks like a tumor. Do your chickens have other symptoms such as sitting a lot of the time, or not roosting, but laying on the floor of the coop?
     

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