Unusual periorbital growth

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

  1. ffmbiggs

    ffmbiggs New Egg

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    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.

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  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

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    I've been searching and still have no idea. Hope you get more help than that!

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  3. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    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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