This grossity has been on the back of my Buff Orp’s head for at least a couple months.
Started as a bare spot - like a rooster might leave - then grew to golf ball size. I tried opening it when it first grew - nothing apparent, no pus even with applied pressure & I did not want to cut deeper.
Lately it has formed these dark “scabs”.
Does not appear to bother her, she is eating, drinking as usual. Other hens aren’t picking at her.
Here is the location:
And a close up:
Any ideas on what it is?
My guess is tumor.
If she begins to fail, I will cull her, but now she seems fine, just disfigured