Big red tumor

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by debducttape, Jun 1, 2017.

  1. debducttape

    debducttape Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a 3 year old barred rock hen that has this big, golf ball-sized tumor on her neck. It's bright red, (about the color of her comb) and held on with a tiny thread of skin. It flops around when she walks and kinda grosses me out. She's had it at least 6 months and it's getting progressively larger. She is still healthy and laying, so I haven't gotten to excited about it, but does anyone have any idea what it is?
     
  2. AnneInTheBurbs

    AnneInTheBurbs Overrun With Chickens

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    Can you take a picture so we can see what it looks like?
     
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Can you post a picture? Can you identify her crop? It sounds like you might be able to tie, band, or clamp off the tumor near the skin to cut off circulation to it. I would first rather see it. If a vet is available, and affordable, that would be good, but many don't see chickens.
     
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  4. debducttape

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    I have thought about tying it off actually. Her crop looks totally normal. I will post a pic when I can.
     
  5. debducttape

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    This is a terrible picture of when it first showed up. It's a lot bigger now. Best I had on my phone.
     
  6. AnneInTheBurbs

    AnneInTheBurbs Overrun With Chickens

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    That is bizarre looking. I wish I could be of help, but I've never seen anything like that before. I would give tying I off a try though, if I saw it continuing to grow.
     
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    IMG_1099.JPG Here's a pic of it that I took last night.
     
  8. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Yes, I probably would use a small rubber band or tie it off with something. That is how they castrate some animals like pigs. Keep a close eye on it though--I would probably even crate her at first, just in case she she have a problem or pain. Tumors and cysts are very common in chickens.
     
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