White bump on chicken comb, any ideas?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bnb2108, Sep 4, 2016.

  1. bnb2108

    bnb2108 Out Of The Brooder

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    So this bumb showed up on my orp's comb a few days ago. Any idea what it is or what I should do? It looks a bit like a big pimple to me, which has me tempted to pop it. I've got some liquid wound care and thought about daubing some on, but I honestly have no idea what's right here. Sorry it was hard to get her to pose for the camera!

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  2. 6LittleHens

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    That's odd, it almost looks like a cyst. I have seen tumors that look just like that on some hens that a friend had, but it's not likely that a tumor would show up in matter of days. Has it grown or did it just pop up one day? If it just popped up it could be a bee sting or an allergic reaction to some type of bug bite. If you could (I know this can be a challenging request sometimes) pick her up and try to get a really clear pic of the bump, then that would be great, if you can't that's ok. Has she been acting normal, or a little more sluggish than usual?

    Keep us updated and hope all goes well with your hen!!

    Madelyn
     
  3. bnb2108

    bnb2108 Out Of The Brooder

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    It honestly just appeared. My first thought was that it was a sting or a bite, but it's been around for severa days now. Maybe it's gotten slightly bigger, but not a whole lot?

    I can definitely grab her later and get a better shot. She won't be happy about it, but there are worse things in the life of a chicken.
     
  4. 6LittleHens

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    Ok. That would be great! I'm not sure what it could be though, lumps and bumps can be common in chickens... as long as she is acting normal, I would leave it. If she starts to decline, tell us right away!! It could be an abscess or infection of some type.

    Madelyn
     
  5. bnb2108

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    Well, I've been traveling for work and haven't had a chance to snap a picture. The bump doesn't appear to be getting any larger, and she's behaving normally. I guess I'm going to assume it's fine and leave it alone. I'll still post a pick if I can grab her this weekend.
     

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