Unusual periorbital growth

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ffmbiggs, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. ffmbiggs

    ffmbiggs New Egg

    Jul 18, 2010
    Found this growth on the periorbital flesh of one of our chickens. We had just purchased four new girls and they had only been with us about 48/72 hours. Any idea what it could be. We'd decided to watch it for a couple of days to see if the raised area was a hematoma or an insect sting, thinking that it might go away with time. It has been about a week with no changes either way. Would appreciate any help you may be able to offer. Pictures are attached.


  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    I've been searching and still have no idea. Hope you get more help than that!

    Meanwhile... [​IMG]
  3. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    Could it be an abscess? Is there any sign of an old injury to the area? A scab or scar? Is it hard or soft to touch? Any unusual respiratory symptoms? Any issues with the eye? If you touch it does it seem to hurt the bird?

    I am thinking it might be an abscess, although it is in a fairly odd location.

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