Could this have been a tumor?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickenzoo, Aug 21, 2008.

  1. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Sorry it happened before I could get a pic - One of my little 6 month old frizzel roo's I got from MM started developing a mass on his back midway down, to almost his tail. It seemed to develope pretty fast, and blackened on the top. It looked like someone shoved an oval disk under his skin and it was firm. We'll one of the other chickens he free ranges with took a liking to it and ripped off a piece. It looked like chewed leather or something. I sterailzed an Xacto knife and pulled/cut the remainder of it off, cleaned the wound, applied neosporin after cleaning it with Oxine and Benadine, then bandged it. Has anyone ever had this before on one of their chickens? Will it come back, it was pretty big compared to him, but he seems happy and was not to upset about it's removal....[​IMG]
     
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  2. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    I'm the only one with a chicken who's had this? [​IMG]
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Well, without out a pic it can be hard to vsualize. Most tumors on chickens are inside and often are reproductive related. Kind of sounds like an infection + scab.
     
  4. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    There was no pus, the mass was firm, fleshy,1/4 inch thick but with the texture of mashed leather. The rest of it came off in one piece, almost the texture and look of overcooked dry steak,(sorry if I ruined anyones dinner). The skin was stretched over it but around the top edge it had gotten dark. There is still a little left around the margins and by the tail head.I was hoping someone would have had something similar happen to them and noticed the description. [​IMG]
     
  5. dlhunicorn

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    search under internal / false layer... this can also be caused by a bit of sloughed off material from internal "wall" which is then treated as an " egg" as it moves thru the reproductive tract.
    ETA: no, it is not a tumor.
     
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  6. fullhouse

    fullhouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It could be a sarcoidoma. I am not sure if chickens get them though.
     
  7. chickenzoo

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    He is a roo, so i don't think the layer thing would be it. LOL. It was on his back, made him look like a P3 plane.
    I'll look up sarcoidoma fullhouse, thanks.
     
  8. fullhouse

    fullhouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's just a fancy name for a fatty tumor that isn't cancer. Like an internal wart.
     
  9. dlhunicorn

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    take a pic! (do you have your roo separate from the hens to be so sure it was from him?)
     
  10. spatcher

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    She said she cut it off "him"!
     

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