Any one ever seen this???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickadee123405, May 18, 2012.

  1. chickadee123405

    chickadee123405 Hatching

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    I noticed that my hen had a lump on the side of her breast near her wing. It was a little bigger than a golf ball. There were no feathers in the area. The skin covering it looked dry and brown (almost burnt looking). When touched it oozed yellowish chunks. I haven't been able to find anything on line about this condition. I decided to look at it further. With a knife I cut into the lump and found what looked like cooked chicken meat. It was just like it had been cooked in the oven. The skin was crispy, brown and tough. I cleaned it all out and found normal tissue under it all. I put antibiotics on everything. The hen was never bothered by any of this and seemed to be fine after. I am baffled. I have no electric in my chicken coop and to my knowledge she wasn't hit by lighting. What could have caused this?? Anyone?
     
  2. leadwolf1

    leadwolf1 Songster

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    I have never seen it myself but check out some threads on Fly Strike. I remember one pic of a chicken with about the same condition but it was on her back and the consensus was fly strike.
     
  3. chickadee123405

    chickadee123405 Hatching

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    Nope no maggots or anything like that. it also isn't near its bum.
     

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