Something poking out of skin after dog attack...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ecwetzel, May 28, 2016.

  1. ecwetzel

    ecwetzel Out Of The Brooder

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    We had a chicken that got attacked by our neighbor's dog today. The dog didn't do too much damage, he just bit her in her rump. We cleaned her with an antimicrobial wash and put some neosporin on the bites.

    On her rump, she has a patch with missing feathers and a couple of small wounds. She also has this fleshy, conical thing sticking out at the very tip of her rump where her tail feathers would start. It's sticks out about a cm and there is no blood around the fleshy thing. My husband thinks this is from that attack and is worried, but I don't see how it is since there is no blood around it.

    Given that this is our first time with chickens and have not defeathered a chicken, can someone tell me is this is normal anatomy or something we need to address?
     
  2. penny1960

    penny1960 la la land awaits Premium Member

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    The tiny thing may be where her tail feathers belong
    are you able to post a photo and keep her separate from the
    other hens
     
  3. FridayYet

    FridayYet Innocent Bystander

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    You may be seeing the oil gland at the base of the tail.
     
  4. ecwetzel

    ecwetzel Out Of The Brooder

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    How important is it to separate her? We don't really have any other place to put her.
     
  5. mikeldb

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    As long as the other birds don't start pecking her wounded area I wouldn't worry too much about seperating her,that's the biggest reason to isolate
     
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    X2.
     
  7. penny1960

    penny1960 la la land awaits Premium Member

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    if you could tolerate keep her in your bathroom or if you have a dog crate?
    I have a cheap plastic wading pool with chicken wire held up by a center T
    we drilled holes in the top lip and zip tied it down... this is if you notice the others
    picking on her that is important if they do
     
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