big lump on her chest??? worried!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Brookiesflock, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. Brookiesflock

    Brookiesflock Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] my 20 week old NHR has a strange lump on her chest, it doesnt hurt and she seems very happy and healthy BUT I noticed today it seems to have gotten bigger?? I checked her for any cuts no cuts she looks fine dont think its infection, I am OCD about the coop I clean it everyday and I give them only a healthy diet (I go by the book lol) Im baffled and very worried!! she is my favorite, when she was a chick she never grew her wing feathers all the way out, so they curl and she looks like she was cinged by fire, Im hoping its not genetic she is such a sweetheart, any Ideas?? what should I get just incase it is a absest and it blows I want to treat it?? HELP PLEASE!! I will get a pic of her tomorrow, looks like she swalloed tennis ball
     
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Is it on the right side, between the neck and breast? Then it is the crop. Where chickens store food. Perfectly normal. It should get bigger during the day when they eat, and shrink during the night, usually.

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  3. chickens rule worldwide

    chickens rule worldwide New Egg

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    it's her breast lol [​IMG]
     
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  4. Brookiesflock

    Brookiesflock Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes as a matter of fact it is on the right side!! yeah it doesnt hurt when I touch it or look around shes fine with me poking around it, its not hot, cool that makes me feel better [​IMG] shes my girl!!
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  5. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

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    Glad to hear it.

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  6. chkn

    chkn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bet she's happy, wadya feed her? [​IMG]
     
  7. Brookiesflock

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    Yup IMP you hit the nail on the head, the lump is way down!! yayy!! thanks again!!
     
  8. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

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    When they've eaten scratch you can feel the little bumpy bits under the skin in their crop.
     
  9. Brookiesflock

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    and I do give them scratch about every other day for a treat, it did look like she ate a tennis ball it was pretty big and when she walked is swayed back and forth,
     
  10. CluckCluck18

    CluckCluck18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think we must all go through that scare when we are learning. When it first happened to me I freaked out and thought my girls all had tumors! Now when I see those big lumps I feel glad....knowing that they are happy and eating well.[​IMG]
     

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