Poor girl. I noticed her standing away from the flock about one week ago. Walking and standing like penquin, kind of hunched over. I brought her inside and kept a close eye on her. I noticed she had a large swollen area just behind her vent. Kind of squishy with some kind of hard fullness too. I thought maybe egg bound, but no egg, but something kind of hard and full inside. Long story short, she died last night. I autopsied her and found some kind of huge tumor that looks like it had been growing for quite some time. I had no idea. It was a kind of light yellowish brownish color that kind of fell apart as I pressed on it. I am wondering if this is a type of cancerous tumor. I can send pictures, but I don't know if anyone would want to see it. It looks pretty gross, and it just breaks my heart of think of her struggling with this large mass of whatever growing inside of her, stealing her life. Has anyone ever heard of this type of thing in a chicken?
I can send pictures if that would be helpful.