Small lump on my chicken's head?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lillypurrs23, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. lillypurrs23

    lillypurrs23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A few weeks ago, I found a small lump on the side of my chicken's head. It's a little bit above her ear. It moves around under the skin, and it's not too big, but we don't know what it is. Any ideas? She's a 1 yr old SS.
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    It could be a little cyst. Is it hard or soft, and is it growing in size? I would just leave it alone if it doesn't seem to be growing and irritating her.
     
  3. lillypurrs23

    lillypurrs23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure if it's hard or soft, but it doesn't seem to be growing in size. I don't think it's irritating her, either. What is a cyst?
     

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