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uropygial gland problem

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by FluffyFlockLove, Mar 11, 2017.

  1. FluffyFlockLove

    FluffyFlockLove Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 22, 2016
    Hedley British Columbia
    My silkie sadly needed a bath to day. Well I was blow drying him after I discovered that there was something wrong with his Preening Gland. My rooster is only a year old. Anyone ever encounter this on their chickens? What is wrong with it and what can I do to help him?
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Sep 20, 2015
    Southern N.C. Mountains
    Can you take him to a vet?

    It looks like it may be infected or impacted, so your vet may need to give you antibiotics to help clear it up
  3. TattooedChicks

    TattooedChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 21, 2017
    Kansas City
    x2 Just from vet experience on other animals, that screams infection.

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