Hard mass

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by FarmalI, Oct 5, 2014.

  1. FarmalI

    FarmalI Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 14, 2013
    I have a chicken that about two inches below her vent her skin was red and it felt hard when your squeezed it, it was like there was a ball of sand inside her,,, anyone know what it was?
  2. chooks4life

    chooks4life Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 8, 2013
    Is this the same chicken that you made another thread about, saying something smells dead on/in it?

    I think you're describing a cyst, which could be necrotic or gangrenous. Pictures would help.

    What you need to do with the cyst, if indeed it is a cyst, depends on what sort it is and what caused it and where it is... Either way, if you don't have something for lancing and disinfecting on hand, and possibly stitching, it might be an idea to have those items on hand just in case; also a vet visit may be worth considering if it's within your means.

    Best wishes.
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Flock Master Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio

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