Worm on hens skin?!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by aeasley, Dec 20, 2012.

  1. aeasley

    aeasley Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello! I have a hen that has some sort of tan object poking out of her lower back. It looks like a little worm, but I'm honestly a little scared to go poking at it before researching. Anyone have an idea of what this may be?!?! Thanks!
     
  2. maggiemo

    maggiemo Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It probably is the oil gland. They use it to keep their feathers gorgeous [​IMG] Does it look like the one in the link?
     
  4. aeasley

    aeasley Out Of The Brooder

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    That's exactly it!!! I feel so much better. And she does have gorgeous feathers :) thank you!
     

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