Strange bumps/sores on neck**pic**

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Knock Kneed Hen, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. Knock Kneed Hen

    Knock Kneed Hen California Dream'in Chickens

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    I have a 5 wk old NN. I noticed these bumps on his neck about a week ago. They look like little clear round blisters. The old bumps are now scabbing over but new bumps are showing up in other areas of the back of his neck. The area is also raised. The best way to describe it is it looks just like poison ivy.

    There are 9 chicks and he's the only one showing these. They are in a brooder pen in the garage on pine shavings, changed every 3-4 days, and under a heat lamp. I open the garage door in the daytime so they can sun at one end of the pen.

    My only thought is that he is having an allergic reaction. Any body seen this before?

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  2. Knock Kneed Hen

    Knock Kneed Hen California Dream'in Chickens

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    Anyone? Now a second bird is showing a thickening on the back of the neck...only time will tell if it starts to blister.
     
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    flower Chillin' With My Peeps

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    KKH post it on the NN thread for Kev and Nava to see it. The birds are older that 5 weeks ! I think that they are over two months old and mine have been outside for over a week now. I know that the nights are cooler up there but aren't they fully feather out yet ?

    Also about one week ago there was a post on NN thread that spoke of a similar problem, dry skin on neck but I think that it resolved without any intervention.
     

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