What is wrong with my chicken's neck - injury/growth?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Blackberry18, Jun 8, 2016.

  1. Blackberry18

    Blackberry18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I noticed something was wrong with my Partridge Rock pullet's neck about a month ago. Her feathers were all puffed up on her neck and she seemed to have an odd sort of injury, a big, thick scab. Here's some pictures.
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    I cleaned it off and pulled out any bloody, dry feathers. I looked at it again, and it looks much better.The scab is nearly gone and all the feathers are coming back, but there seems to be a really large lump or growth of some sort on her neck. I'm thinking about having it checked out by a poultry vet. Here's a picture:
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    Any thoughts? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. kinsiebrooke

    kinsiebrooke Out Of The Brooder

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    Do you have a rooster? If so roosters sometimes will rip the hens neck feathers and saddle feathers out.
     
  3. Blackberry18

    Blackberry18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    @kinsiebrooke I do have a couple of young roosters the same age. I haven't noticed any of them trying to mate yet, but considered that maybe one of them injured her, but I'm not sure about that big growth of a scab.
     

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