Can you please look at these pics?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tracylhl, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. tracylhl

    tracylhl Songster

    May 20, 2009
    Myakka City, Florida
    What is wrong w/ my poor girl? This was just a tiny swelling 2 days ago and now it's escalated. I just noticed something was different 3 days ago. Since yesterday morning, I've had her seperated. She's still eating and drinking but doesn't seem quite so peppy today.

  2. djmooney

    djmooney Songster

    May 13, 2009
    i dont know much about it but it looks like a goiter that people would have. But i dont know so dont go by me. I dont even know if chickens can have goiters Though.
  3. AmyBella

    AmyBella Songster

    May 26, 2009
    Western MA
    Ouch- poor girl! I wonder if she got bitten or stung by something. Is there anything inside her mouth/throat that you can see?
  4. tracylhl

    tracylhl Songster

    May 20, 2009
    Myakka City, Florida
    No, inside her mouth looks fine. She's got diaharia now but I'm not sure if that's from the swelling or if it's from the fact that I started treating her yesterday as if it were an impacted crop w/ no food and only ACV and then adding olive oil and yogurt. I hadn't found pics yet and people were saying that it sounded like impacted crop from my description. Once I found pics of other that had it, I knew that wasn't correct.

  5. chickensioux

    chickensioux Songster

    Feb 12, 2009
    Western North Carolina
    Boy that looks like a bite of some kind. Can you see any bite mark or sting mark? I can't think of anything in a chickens anatomy right there that could be causing that internally. Do you have access to a needle and syringe? You could clean the area and very gently stick the needle in and aspirate to see if it is pus filled or fluid filled. Is she isolated from the others? I would isolate her and keep an eye on that for a few days. Hopefully someone else may know something.
  6. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    No it does not look like impacted crop, that's for sure!

    Now that is something new to me seeing those pictures! Are you sure she didn't eat something that had a stinger or a thorn to it? Was it hard or soft? Does it feels granuluar or very firm to the tissues inside of that "pouch"?

    Yes I agree, her color does not look good.
  7. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

  8. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

    Jun 27, 2008
    West Central Ohio
    My guess would be some kind of bite/sting or possibly a sinus infection.
  9. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Songster

    Sep 9, 2009
    Olympia, WA
    The only thing that I've ever seen that looked close to that was on a dog. Our German Shepherd used to eat wood fences (longggg story) and he got a splinter in his throat that abcessed. I'd check her over really well with an eye towards trying to find out if there is something hard either in her throat or on the outside. You might want to get some antibiotics as well. I'm not big on using them, but you'll need to if that lump is infection filled.

  10. tracylhl

    tracylhl Songster

    May 20, 2009
    Myakka City, Florida
    THanks everyone. I don't have any antibiotics or syringes. I'm new to playing "doc" on chickens! I do have her isolated in a smaller coup (plenty big enough for about 4 to 6 chickens so she's got plenty of space to herself. It's possible she ate something in the yard that had a thorn or something although I can't see a bite mark or sting mark. I'll head to the feed store tomorrow and see if they have supplies to try to treat her medically.

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