Weird Bumps on Polish's Head. What Wrong?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Peep-Chicken, Feb 24, 2014.

  1. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I got four chickens on New Year's Day. 3 where polish. Everyone has grown back their top hats besides one. She has weird white bump things. Defiantly not pin feathers. And the feathers that do grow in, are like frizzled and never grow. They just disapear.
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    The purple stuff is a thing so the other chickens don't pick on her. What should I do? If a really have to, I can take her inside.
     
  2. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    it is the follicles where the feathers start or come out but i dont know if they will come back or not. i have a hen the same way.
     
  3. Eggcessive

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    I would separate her in the coop in a cage for a couple of weeks. Put some neosporin ointment on it for a few days, then start spraying it with BluKote every 2-3 days. The feathers should start growing back in by 3 weeks. I would guess that the other chickens are pulling them out as soon as they come in.
     
  4. Peep-Chicken

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    Thanks everyone! Even though the bumps are so big, it could still be a feather coming through?
     
  5. granny hatchet

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    could be, only time will tell. mine only got a few back but she was like that when i got her so no telling how long that was going on.
     
  6. Peep-Chicken

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    Hmm ok, she's had this for almost the whole time we have had her, should I be worried?
     
  7. granny hatchet

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    how long?
     
  8. Peep-Chicken

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    Since middle of Janurary maybe?
     
  9. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    still time for it to come back.
     
  10. Peep-Chicken

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    It's still here, the pics are from today. It started back in Jan.

    Sorry for confusion :(.
     

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