Help this chick has some kind of tumor on its head/eye

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MichelleLouise, Oct 14, 2010.

  1. MichelleLouise

    MichelleLouise New Egg

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    It was not born with it. I noticed it about 10 days maybe after it hatched. It just contiues to grow:( Another of the chicks had one on/in its beak and it died it wasnt able to eat anylonger, the tumor grew until it died. The chick seems perfectly healthy except for the tumor. I also have another chick who looks like one is starting to grow. What is it and is there anything I can do. Should I cull the chick? The mother hen is taking care of these chicks, there was nine now eight and if this dies 7[​IMG] This is a cochin bantam chick
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  2. linben

    linben Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The only reference I could find was leukosis virus, which would be contagious. I don't see any treatment options for removal unless a vet does surgery and the growth may come back. I would consider quality of life and then determine if this is contagious and will it spread in the flock. Good luck. Cute chick minus the tumor.
     

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