Egg peritonitis or tumor?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by katharine, Nov 11, 2014.

  1. katharine

    katharine In the Brooder

    Jul 19, 2007
    Our pet hen has a growth (?) between her legs towards her front. It is baseball sized (?). It is hard but moves around. She seems more or less fine and I know she has had this a few weeks. Any thoughts?

    Any home remedies for either?

    also, anyone know what bone-wen is? The Poultry Doctor mentions it but it can not be Googled.

  2. toynutz

    toynutz Chirping

    Jul 24, 2014
    Pacific NW
    I found "bone-wen" mentioned in a book from 1851. It says it's an enlargement forming around the bones of the joints. Interesting reading... the poultry diseases and cures are quite a bit different way back then. Anyway, sorry I can't help with your hen's problem. Good luck!
  3. do you have any pictures?

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