1 year old with huge mass on lower right breast.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by buffy st. marie, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. buffy st. marie

    buffy st. marie New Egg

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    My 1 year old girl has had a mass on her lower right breast for a month. It has been picked of feathers recently so it is really evident.
    She is eating, excreting, pecking, running around, looking like a chicken. However, she is just slightly less active than the rest of the flock, looks like she is hiccuping at times, and is not laying. She doesn't seem to meet all the symptom criteria for either sour crop or obstructed crop. Any thoughts for my floppy-breasted black austrolorp, Minerva?

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  2. Zahboo

    Zahboo Simply Stated

    Feb 3, 2009
    Hope Mills, NC
    Do you have grit?
     
  3. buffy st. marie

    buffy st. marie New Egg

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    free range. [​IMG]
     
  4. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    Could it be an impacted crop?
     
  5. buffy st. marie

    buffy st. marie New Egg

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    that's what it looks like, except she has had it for two months, is eating and behaving well, no other signs of illness. I am hoping someone will see the picture and recognize it. any other thoughts out there? Thank you....
     
  6. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that's her crop.... isolate her in a cage with no food, if it went down then it's just normal.
     
  7. 4hooves&featheredfriends

    4hooves&featheredfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like my recent impacted crop, it sounds like some food is passing and becoming digested but not all of it can pass. With my BA, the crop would go down until she was allowed to eat again and then it got very huge. Turns out she had eaten a cigarette filter.

    I posted recently in this forum. We ended up doing surgery.

    Good luck keep us posted.
     
  8. buffy st. marie

    buffy st. marie New Egg

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    thanks all. will isolate her and restrict food, give water, and monitor. will update when I have news.
     

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