Cornish X Meat Chickens Have Abnormal Growths/Tumors

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by katierosew, May 4, 2016.

  1. katierosew

    katierosew Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone, I posted a few weeks ago in a different forum, and that's when I discovered I had accidentally purchased some Cornish X meat chickens instead of gold sex links. I only have three of them and they are doing okay despite the fact the other normal chickens pick on them. All three of them have an abnormally large growth on their right breast that is significantly larger than their left. When I feel it with my fingers it feels like a large squishy ball under their skin. I know Cornish X's are bred for huge breasts, but why would the right one over-develop like that? I'm worried that if it is a tumor or abnormal growth that they may not be safe to eat. Any help would be appreciated!
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Are you certain that it is not their engorged crop?
     
  3. katierosew

    katierosew Out Of The Brooder

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    That could be it. Does that breed have a problem with enlarged crops? None of my other chickens have that. Is there anyway to treat it?
     

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