What is this growth on my chick?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by phoenixchick, Oct 1, 2015.

  1. phoenixchick

    phoenixchick New Egg

    Oct 1, 2015
    This featherless growth appeared on my chick about a week ago. She's 3 1/2 weeks old now. I think she's a golden laced wyandotte. The lump is soft and slightly squishy. It's increased in size about 50-75% in the past week. She's also the the smallest of my 7 chicks (all born the same day, but different breeds).


    Does anyone know what it could be or if it's life threatening?

  2. Bridebeliever

    Bridebeliever Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm sorry you never got an answer to this! Did I get any worse or did it clear up?
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Flock Master Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Welcome to BYC phoenixchick. Could it be a peck wound that has become abscessed? Cysts are also common in chickens. Hopefully it will resoves on it's own. How is the chick doing now?

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