chicken raised for food and cancer

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sirensmyst, Jan 17, 2016.

  1. sirensmyst

    sirensmyst New Egg

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    I joined a little co-op today. The family buys and raises chickens for the group as a food source. They are free range, and eat well...and seem to be really healthy. I helped clean and dress about 100 today. Two of the chickens had cardiac tamponade (fluid around the heart in the sack) and the one I took home had a horrible looking tumor in the breast at the bone. I have a picture and video. Is this a normal occurrence in 100 chickens and I just got lucky? I have to admit it set me back a little.
    Anyone with any info?
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    You might get more insight on the meat forum where lots of folks have butchered birds.
     
  3. sirensmyst

    sirensmyst New Egg

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    I'm very new to this....how do I find "meat" forum?
     
  4. sirensmyst

    sirensmyst New Egg

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    Think I found it....I will try re-sending there...thanks
     
  5. mg15

    mg15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am with you. Is this a normal occurence ?
    Would you post here when you find the correct forum.
    Thank you.
     
  6. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    I see she already posted in the meat chicken forum.
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    If they're Cornish Cross birds that's not at all unusual, at least the fluid issues. That's why they're considered a self terminating cross. 1% with a tumor doesn't sound too out of line.
     
  8. sirensmyst

    sirensmyst New Egg

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    not cornish....weight avg about 5-6lbs
    See the meat forum "problems with meat chickens"
     

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