Weird shape near tail feathers!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Posh Chickens, May 7, 2011.

  1. Posh Chickens

    Posh Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, my old PR Hen today was preening herself as it is pouring down, and I noticed that she had a maggot kind shape sticking out of her skin! Its not mites or lice, and it is not moving, it is hard, and a pale/white colour, it is worrying me [​IMG] Any ideas?

    ETA: It is just infront the tail feathers.
     
    Last edited: May 7, 2011
  2. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

    Nov 13, 2008
    Colorado Springs, Co
    That is the oil gland they use for preening. Freaked me out first time I saw it. But all your chickens should have one.....
     
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  3. Posh Chickens

    Posh Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Phew!!! [​IMG]
     

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