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    Hen with a tumor face? Please help!

    Also, I've dealt with wet pox twice in my flock, and this looks much different then what I've seen before. So I'm going to rule that out as a possibility for now because the only scabs I see on her are peck scabs, which are really tiny. So i think it is either a canker, an abscess, or a tumor.
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    Hen with a tumor face? Please help!

    I dont have a vet in my area that takes birds, let alone the money. Should I buy the medicine that treats cankers or try opening it up to see if it's an abscess? I'm afraid to poke around at it and possibly make the situation worse for her.
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    Hen with a tumor face? Please help!

    Hello everyone, my boyfriend has a black hen named Daphne. She is a mama of four and has been healthy up until recently. He noticed today that she was eating less and her face looked puffy. We looked inside of her mouth and it seems like she has a big sore/tumor. Does anyone know what this could...
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    Severe buffalo gnat attack chicks barely alive

    I would really suggest going out to buy electrolytes to give them energy, but if you really can't, your corn syrup mixture or gatorade will work fine. I'm not familiar with buffalo gnats, do they lay eggs on the animals they feed off of? How do you prevent them from coming back?
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    Cancer in my Flock, Please Help! **GRAPHIC**

    Thank you, yes I plan on paying for a necropsy because this is just too much, I need to figure out what's causing this. When I find out what happened to her, I'll post it here so anyone who may have a similar problem in the future can hopefully learn something.
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    Cancer in my Flock, Please Help! **GRAPHIC**

    Khaleesi is dead, I found her this morning. She must've died in her sleep. I'm truly heartbroken, and I'm going to take her in to my state lab to figure out what's going on with my flock. Thank you to everyone who tried to help. All I have left is two hens and my rooster. Over the course of the...
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    Cancer in my Flock, Please Help! **GRAPHIC**

    Yes, I live in the US. I have a lab close to where I live, so when Khaleesi passes I'm going to take her body there. I'm assuming that she is suffering from the same thing as the other hens, but hopefully they can figure out a cause or a diagnosis if what I predicted was incorrect.
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    Cancer in my Flock, Please Help! **GRAPHIC**

    Khaleesi is getting significantly worse. I have been giving her fluids and apple cider vinegar, and some food will pass through her crop but there is still stuff stuck in it, even though I massage it. Her weight is awful, she's very weak and confused. She eats poop and dirt if I don't watch her...
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    *HELP* predator attack

    Did your bird pass away, or is she still fighting? I'm so sorry this had to happen to your pretty girl.
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    Cancer in my Flock, Please Help! **GRAPHIC**

    Oh my goodness. That's a lot to take in. So you're telling me that all this cancer we're having is because of mealworms? Wow, that's insane. I give my birds mealworms quite a bit. So if I cut mealworms out of the diet and give them flax seed every so often, it lowers the chances of hens getting...
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    *HELP* predator attack

    You don't have an ax? Or a butcher knife? I usually lay their neck across a log, move the feathers aside and wack as hard as I can. It really hurts to watch, but I've found that it is the quickest way to end a bird's suffering.
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    *HELP* predator attack

    I'm so sorry for you! This is absolutely awful, I'm sorry this happened. I would usually think there was a chance for her to survive, but her whole top beak is off. Her nasal cavity is exposed, I'm sure. There is no way for her to eat, and her condition is just going to get worse. The best thing...
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    Cancer in my Flock, Please Help! **GRAPHIC**

    Thank you, it's been hard but I'm just trying to get through it. If Khaleesi dies, I will take her in for lab testing. If she is having problems emptying her crop, how do I treat it? Will that help her gain some weight back?
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    Help!! Intestines? Umbilical cord?

    I would keep a bit of iodine on the exposed area to keep any infection out, and keep her in a clean and warm place. I would also keep her away from any other chicks if she is weak, they might cause more damage. Can she hold her head up, or does her neck flop around? Do her eyes seem dazed or alert?
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