strange elongated lump on the back with picture. Please advice.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Violet1980, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. Violet1980

    Violet1980 Hatching

    Sep 23, 2013
    Hi all, today, I found an abnormal spot just above my hen's bum underneath her wings.
    This is the chook that had a problem with an eye infection and many had thought that she had the wet/fowl pox.
    She is still active and hasn't lost her appetite despite all the ordeals she had to go through recently.
    I don't know whether you can see it easily in the picture but it looks like an elongated (dog's) nipple or something...
    It's unusually thin and long and I have no idea what it is.
    Should I be worried? Thanks!

    P.S. To give you an update on her eye, the infection had fallen out of her eye while I was cleaning it today and is looking much better now. She seems to be relived as well. The antibiotic ointment I have been using is called Terramycine. Thank you all once again for your kind advice. :)

  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Enabler

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    That looks like her oil gland. Normal. They usually turn around and peck it to preen themselves.
  3. Violet1980

    Violet1980 Hatching

    Sep 23, 2013
    oh, that's good to know.
    Thanks again Eggcessive! :)
  4. Miss Henny

    Miss Henny In the Brooder

    Dec 18, 2013
    Can u post a picture of your hens eye? Just wanna see how she is going

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