Small swelling / growth above young hens eye?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Sire12, Feb 12, 2017.

  1. Sire12

    Sire12 Out Of The Brooder

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    I got her a week ago she's point of lay and is a daisy belle

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  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Is it hard or soft? I'm seeing something that reminds me of a tick, so you might see if you can remove it. Then let me know. I have had a rooster with a hard bump in that same spot which was a cust.
     
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    It feels soft, it sort of feels like a blister or something, I didn't want to burst it incase it infected her eye
     
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    If it is a tick, it will come off pretty easily if you just pull it off. I can almost see legs. If it doesn't come off I would get some help holding her, and try to lance it with a sterilized needle, then put a cotton ball or kleenex on it and squeeze the gunk out. It could be an abscess or as you say, a blister.
     
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    Sire12, how is the eye looking? I live in Ohio where it is fairly cold now, but I have been seeing ticks on my dogs and cats even in this cold weather.
     
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    It was a blister type thing I cut one end of it today and drained it, not sure what might have caused it
     

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