What IS this? A blister?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Zewlie, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. Zewlie

    Zewlie Out Of The Brooder

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    I was out checking the chickens this morning when I noticed that one of my 8-week-old cochins was hiding a bald spot around her shoulder. I picked her up and, to my surprise, found what looks like a MASSIVE blister. The skin feels thin, there are only a few pin feathers on it, and veins are visible. An extreme close-up:

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    Any idea on what I should do about this? Do I just leave it? Drain it?

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  2. Rebecca in FL

    Rebecca in FL Out Of The Brooder

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    Any ideas .... or responses on what that was? I have a Polish 4 week old with almost the same thing, blister like thing on the shoulder - feathers missing. I dusted last night with garden dust, today I put a drop of Vet RX on it. The grainy things weren't there yesterday, and I think its food ..... the blister does seem smaller in size today.


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  3. Rebecca in FL

    Rebecca in FL Out Of The Brooder

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    This is my chick with the same problem:
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