Wart on chicken? Got some pictures, please help! :0

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickiyo, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. chickiyo

    chickiyo Out Of The Brooder

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    So I found a wart on my chicken, Akaky today...:/pretty confused as to what it might be. I only found one, and it isn't dark, it does have a couple freckles on it. Please help! I am kinda worried,[​IMG] I am a pretty new chicken owner.
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  2. benjoycei

    benjoycei Chillin' With My Peeps

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    warts never hurt anybody
     
  3. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    OK I have two ideas

    Bug that is tucked in there like a tick?

    or the birds oil gland on tip of tail???
     
  4. chickiyo

    chickiyo Out Of The Brooder

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    No I checked, there is no tick, its all skin. Its a pretty big wart, and I just want to make sure it is nothing serious. Its on her saddle part as seen on the pic below
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  5. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

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    I responded earlier to your other post asking about this. It is an oil gland. Your chicken is fine. [​IMG]
     
  6. chickiyo

    chickiyo Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh okay thanks so much! Yeah I searched up oil glands, I totally had no idea they existed... [​IMG] typical newbie.

    Thanks for all the help
     
  7. Mama Hen Chris

    Mama Hen Chris Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with sonew123. It is the oil gland where the top of the tail is. Your gal will rub her head on it and then distribute the oil to other parts of her body.

    Bridget rubbing her oil gland.
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