YUCK what is this bump?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by urbanfarmer101, May 6, 2010.

  1. urbanfarmer101

    urbanfarmer101 Chillin' With My Peeps

    My dear yearling Ruby has some strange stuff happening. Her ear wattles are turning white speckeled, she has a growth at the base of her beak and has very strange things happening to the top of her head-it looks like she is growing more wattle type skin where she used to have feathers. She just finished a molt. I am not sure if she is laying. She is eating, drinking and pooping just fine. The growth on the beak is only on the outside. It seems warmish when touched. Anyone?

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    See that big bump at the back of the beak? Hard and warm to touch.

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    This is the red "comb" like skin now growing on the top of her head. Sorry hard to see. Looks just like the skin on her face, just fewer bumps and a pinker color

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    White earlobes.
     
    Last edited: May 6, 2010
  2. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    Columbus,IN
    Do you have a roo ? It looks like she has been getting tagged...
     
  3. urbanfarmer101

    urbanfarmer101 Chillin' With My Peeps

    My roo moved to a new house two blissful weeks ago. There is no sign of injury at any point on the hen. I am just worried mostly about the bump on the side of her beak.
     
  4. allmypeeps

    allmypeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you looked into Pox?
     
  5. urbanfarmer101

    urbanfarmer101 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have just finished looking at the pox stuff here, and it just doesn't seem to match up. Nothing in her throat, no other spots anywhere on her. It developed in about 4 days. It is almost like a blister, kinda squishy when you touch it.
     
  6. allmypeeps

    allmypeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    in your picture there seems to be small wartish bumps also on her comb...whitish blotches here and there on wattle/comb also? am I seeing things?
     
  7. urbanfarmer101

    urbanfarmer101 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Her comb is white swirled. There is no change in the texture from red to white. No raised areas, just loss of pigment.

    We did have a very LONG, cold winter, and my ladies went out freely. I noticed a lot of them had some comb changes during this time.
    She is the only one with white tho, but she is one of my smaller ones.
     
  8. urbanfarmer101

    urbanfarmer101 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Been to the vet, he said it is frostbite. Go figure. Anyway, thanks everyone. I was really sweating that is was dry pox.
     

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