Help!! Strange Buldge on my Seabright

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dgeter, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. dgeter

    dgeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A few days ago I noticed that my Seabright was acting funny. Usually shes hyper and really active but she'd been hardly moving at all. Yesterday I noticed a large bump on her throat I thought maybe she had just eaten a lot and her gullet was full even tho it seemed to high up. Well I just went at to check on her and something is definitely not right. The bump is huge and shes laying on her side refusing to move. I forced some water into her and Im gonna give her some formula too because it looks like shes has not been eating. Shes skinnier than usual.

    What could this bump be? A tumor? She squawks when you touch it.

    Please help! [​IMG]
     
  2. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Sounds like an impacted crop. You better check that out. Good luck with her. [​IMG]
     
  3. Terri O

    Terri O Chillin' With My Peeps

    If you are sure it is not the crop it could be a tumor...is it squishy or hard? Can you move it around? Any openings in the skin on the bump anywhere? T
     
  4. dgeter

    dgeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do you un-impact a crop? Its hard, not squishy
     
  5. dgeter

    dgeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay it appears that I was wrong.. After looking at her even closer, there is no buldge right now but something is definitely very wrong. She is holding her head at a sharp angle and she won't move it back to straight. She also will not use her legs and when you try to get her to stand she falls over to the side that her head is angled at. While she is very week, I believe there is more involved than weekness. My husband thinks she's acting like she had a stroke. He does attempt to get up from time to time but she cannot. Its like her legs don't work right?

    http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m8/dgeter22/DSCN5073.jpg

    http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m8/dgeter22/DSCN5073.jpg

    http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m8/dgeter22/DSCN5075.jpg

    As you can see, she keeps her eyes closed a lot [​IMG]
     

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