Ok, I had a hen a month or so ago with an ingrown feather. I lanced it and pulled out the bad feather. Today, I saw a similar lump on another hen who has had a feather loss around her tail for awhile. I noticed the lump and thought she may have been not regrowing her feathers from constantly picking at the "ingrown feather". Like an idiot, I tried to lance her preening gland. I obviously didn't relieve a feather. I was concerned about what it may be, so began research here and found out - her preening gland. Now I feel like such a jerk... I put some blu-kote on her area but now I am concerned I may have actually CAUSED a problem.. I didn't cut it off but I did cut her skin around it some... Did I just give my hen a death sentence??