chicken raised for food and cancer

sirensmyst

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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?
 

mg15

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

donrae

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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.
 

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