Weird Boil/bubble next to beak. Help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Strikingviking, Oct 31, 2015.

  1. Strikingviking

    Strikingviking New Egg

    Apr 7, 2015
    Do we pop it? Leave it alone? What might have caused it? Or does it just happen sometimes? Not really sure what to do. We got all our chickens as chicks last spring, and this is our first time raising and caring for chickens!
  2. simon the hen

    simon the hen Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 31, 2015
    Does it stink? Are other hens affected? Stinking would mean tha it is infected, and if other hens got lumps like that too, it is contagious.

    I would observe it closely and maybe seperate her. If it grows, you can try to pop it with a sterile needle and remove the content of it. Then flush it with clear water and apply antibiotic oinment or antibacterial spray.

    Visiting a vet and letting him take a sample for analysis would be the best decision, but it shouldnt be too bad anyways.

    Keep us updated!
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Flock Master Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    How does it feel--soft or hard? If soft it could be swelling or an abscess. If hard, it may be a tumor.

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