Strange Raised White Spot???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by graceod, Mar 17, 2016.

  1. graceod

    graceod New Egg

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    Hard to photograph but Frizzled cockerel has a strange, raised (couple of cms high) , white spot on his back where the tail feathers raise from. It is red at the base of the spot and seems uncomfortable. Any help would be appreciated!! :)
     
  2. sunflour

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  3. graceod

    graceod New Egg

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    Wow I had never heard of this! Yes it must be that...my husband thought it may be sensitive but probably just a cockerel not wanting to be inspected too closely! I never poked at it myself in case it was sensitive. Thanks so much for that info :)
     
  4. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    You're welcome.

    One of my hens was pecked on by her female flock mates their first year - she even pecked at the bloody gland herself. She lived her first year with blukote around the tail - never had the heart to take a pic of her like that - but she was ridiculously funny with her blonde tail feathers surrounded by a purple ring :) And the preen gland healed and looks and functions normally.

    Even my friendly hens do not like any physical exams.
     
  5. graceod

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    Because he is super Frizzled you can see it all the time...very confusing!!
    Your poor girl,glad she recovered :)
     
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    Thanks. She is now a fully feathered fluffy BO and beautiful.
     

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