Chicken Tumor or ingrown feather being expelled?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by hayyou87, Oct 29, 2015.

  1. hayyou87

    hayyou87 New Egg

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    One of my chickens came up to me and followed me around tonight, when I bent down to touch her she crouched down and didn't run, felt this on her left breast area. It seems like it's coming out of her and being expelled. It is not hanging very tightly to her. Any thoughts? [​IMG]

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  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Does she roost in the coop at night or does she sleep on the floor of the coop? While tumors can be common in chickens, the scab could possibly be from a breast blister on the keel or breastbone from lying down a great deal of the time. These can become abscessed, and sometimes can be a sign of mycoplasma synovitis (but not always.) It also could be a tumor, especially if she roosts normally.
     
  3. hayyou87

    hayyou87 New Egg

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    I will check that out tomorrow night. I think she roosts on the ledge with the other chickens. She is not heavy or underweight....
    I appreciate your feedback
     
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