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Strange Growth - Can anyone tell me what this is please?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by TheMotherHen, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. TheMotherHen

    TheMotherHen Out Of The Brooder

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    I have no idea what it is! A wart? It is definitely skin, not a bug - I went back out to check again and take this photo.
    She is molting right now and I dusted her for lice yesterday because I found one under her wing.
    When looking her over today I discovered this strange little bump on her lower back above her tail base. She has always been very healthy
    and a great layer and doesn't act any differently. Should I be worried? Thankyou for helping!
    [​IMG]


    BTW - thanks to everyone hear for the great tips on treating lice! I am a fairly new chicken owner and I learn so many things here.
     
  2. JenEric Farms

    JenEric Farms GOOGLE GENIUS

    Oct 31, 2007
    Maine
    That's the oil gland. It is supposed to be there! [​IMG] They rub their beaks over that area then preen their feathers.
     
  3. TheMotherHen

    TheMotherHen Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank GOD!!!!!!! Oh, you made me so happy! I worry sick over these darn chickens! I was thinking how can I sleep tonight worrying about this mystery bump!??? Cancer? A tick? Some horrible chicken disease I haven't heard of yet?!! Well, Thanks so much for your speedy response! Have a wonderful weekend. [​IMG]
     
  4. JenEric Farms

    JenEric Farms GOOGLE GENIUS

    Oct 31, 2007
    Maine
    I know what you mean about worrying! If you look, you'll notice all of your other chickens have this as well.
     
  5. TheMotherHen

    TheMotherHen Out Of The Brooder

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    I tried one of my other girls but I guess in my panic I didn't find the right spot - plus she wasn't being as cooperative.
     
  6. austradork

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    I posted asking about the same thing like 6 months ago! I thought my australorp had cancer or a tick or something! Glad I'm not the only one.
     

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