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Help!!! Growth on hen!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Keeniebird, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. Keeniebird

    Keeniebird Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello, Has anyone seen this before? I noticed my 8 mo. old White leghorn had a stain on her neck and I investigated. this is what I found under her feathers. It is under the skin. Do i need to cull her. she otherwise is acting normal. (this is on the back of her neck/between the shoulders)

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  2. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    Does it look like a scab or like a tumor type thing???
     
  3. Keeniebird

    Keeniebird Out Of The Brooder

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    It is tumor like. It is the size of a cranberry or small grape.
     
  4. willowbranchfarm

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    Hmmmm can you take her to your local vet??? I don't know how to treat it but, you can look it up here on byc.
     
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  5. Keeniebird

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    I will have to find a vet that treats poultry. It is purple like it is engorged with blood. ??????
     
  6. willowbranchfarm

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    I had a gerbil with a tumor like that on his tail. It was bloody and dark. I would imagine it was cancerous since he died from it. Hopefully thats not what yours has.
     
  7. Keeniebird

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    Yes, I hope she can be saved. She is a sweet bird and a great egg producer! :/
     
  8. casportpony

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    Could it be an infected feather follicle?
     
  9. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    If she were mine, I'd clean it real well and gently slice open just the skin to see what the lump looked like.
     
  10. Keeniebird

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    Yes I was thinking of doing that. If goo comes out I can clean it and give antibiotics maybe??? She is not acting sick. :/
     

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