What's wrong with my Silkie?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by anna love, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. anna love

    anna love Hatching

    Jul 14, 2008

    I have an older silkie chicken that has a growth under the left side of her beak that seemed to appear all of the sudden. It is firm and warm and does not seem to have any opening so it must be growing from the inside. It does not seem to bother her, she eats and acts fine. Feathers have started growing out of it on the back half. Does anybody have any idea what this is and is there anything that can be done about it? She is a sweet chicken and I would like to help her if I could. Thanks
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2008
  2. Break an Egg

    Break an Egg Songster

    Mar 17, 2008
    San Antonio
    Is it her wattle? I don't know what it could be, but I want to tell you that I have a silkie roo that looks much like yours, and he had a large swollen area on his backside that looked totally lethal, but I checked today and it's gone.

    Could it be a bee sting?
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Looks like where the wattle should be... but to me looks like it is a swollen wattle. Sting of some sort? Injury? Hopefully it's not filled with anything. best of luck.

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