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I joined a little co-op today.  The family buys and raises chickens for the group as a food source.  They are free range, and eat well...and seem to be really healthy.  I helped clean and dress about 100 today.  Two of the chickens had cardiac tamponade (fluid around the heart in the sack) and the one I took home had a horrible looking tumor in the breast at the bone.  I have a picture and video.  Is this a normal occurrence in 100 chickens and I just got lucky?  I have to admit it set me back a little.  

Anyone with any info?

post #2 of 8
You might get more insight on the meat forum where lots of folks have butchered birds.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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post #3 of 8
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I'm very new to this....how do I find "meat" forum? 

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Think I found it....I will try re-sending there...thanks

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I joined a little co-op today.  The family buys and raises chickens for the group as a food source.  They are free range, and eat well...and seem to be really healthy.  I helped clean and dress about 100 today.  Two of the chickens had cardiac tamponade (fluid around the heart in the sack) and the one I took home had a horrible looking tumor in the breast at the bone.  I have a picture and video.  Is this a normal occurrence in 100 chickens and I just got lucky?  I have to admit it set me back a little.  

Anyone with any info?

I am with you. Is this a normal occurence ? 

Would you post here when you find the correct forum.

Thank you.

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I see she already posted in the meat chicken forum.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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post #7 of 8

If they're Cornish Cross birds that's not at all unusual, at least the fluid issues. That's why they're considered a self terminating cross. 1% with a tumor doesn't sound too out of line. 

Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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not cornish....weight avg about 5-6lbs

See the meat forum "problems with meat chickens"

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