Dog attacked hen. Swollen round protrusion on breast. Help.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by eddy, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. eddy

    eddy New Egg

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    I came home to find our dog mauling one of our hens last night. She was alive when I got home with no serious wounds -- just a lot of feathers missing and some very raw/nearly bloody spots. Checked on her this morning and she had a large growth on her left breast -- a round protrusion about the size of a golf ball. She was acting fine. Anyone know what the protrusion is?

    Thanks.
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    If she's eating, could be her crop full of food.
     
  3. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    That sounds like a full crop which would mean she is eating.
     
  4. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Isn't the crop usually on the right side? I wonder if the dog mauling may have caused internal injuries.
     
  5. eddy

    eddy New Egg

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    Full crop makes the most sense. I'll have to confess to never knowing that the crop can become visible. It's always been obscured by feathers. Thanks.
     

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