What's this on my girls wing?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 5lovelyhens, Nov 19, 2015.

  1. 5lovelyhens

    5lovelyhens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was out petting my chickens and when I was stroking her wing I felt a little bump. I moved the feathers away and I saw this little kinda bald circle spot. I took a picture, but she was moving a lot and the camera wouldn't focus. She's a 3 month old barred rock.
     
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  3. Eggcessive

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    5lovelyhens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay. If it is an ingrown feather, could it heal on its own? Here's a couple more pictures of this weird feather stem (or whatever its called) right by it. [​IMG]
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  5. Eggcessive

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    I would open the bump with a sterilized needle and probe it to see if it is a feather. Since I've never treated this, all I can do it to refer you to other threads about it.
     
  6. 5lovelyhens

    5lovelyhens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay thank you for your help! :)
     

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