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What is this growth on my chicken's eyelid?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jt dancer, Nov 23, 2013.

  1. jt dancer

    jt dancer In the Brooder

    Oct 8, 2013
    I just noticed that my 8 week old blue splash marans has a growth that looks kind of like a mole near her eye; she also has a bump on her beak that might have come from injuries sustained while trying to stick her head through the fencing.

    What is the growth? Could it be fowlpox? Do I need to separate her from the others? She is healthy otherwise. Thanks for any input.
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2013

  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    No, I don't think it is fowl pox. It looks more like a growth such as the one on the top of the beak. I would bet that both will fall off in the next month. Someone else recently had a similar eye scab (fell off eventually) and many post about those beak growths, which are usually related to injury on fencing, waterers, or feeders. If you do a BYC search at the top for growth or wart on chicken's beak, you will see many posts.

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