Let me try and make a long story short. Rex our chicken is going to be 3 next month and she has mainly been an indoor chicken until we got the ducks last summer and she started spending her days outside but coming in to lay her egg and sleep at night. Well one evening when she came in she had this lump on her breast almost a golf ball size i told my boyfriend about it but when he went to feel it, it wasn't there. This went on for awhile until one day he felt it and it was like from then on it hasn't gone away, now there's a small one starting on the other side. We do plan on taking her to a vet next week but until then I just wanted to see if anyone had any input on this. Also they don't seem to bother her at all we've moved her feather's to look at it we've touched it, we hold her a lot anyways. If anyone can help me or give me any idea's we sure would appreciate it we kinda really like her and want her around for awhile. Thanks in advance!
My Chicken has a lump on her breast.
She must be finding lots of nice food outside. Its just her full crop. My chickens fill up their crops as if they will burst before they go to roost. In the morning they are back to normal.
I was nearly crying and panic set in when I picked up my first hen a few day after I got her. I could feel a huge hard lump on her chest and thought she had a tumor and was sick. I think lots of people are surprised when they first get chickens and they notice this!