HELPCurious lump on breastbone

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mtminstrel, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. mtminstrel

    mtminstrel Out Of The Brooder

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    I just noticed one of my chickens looked like her breastbone was sticking our farther than usual. I felt it and there is a lump there almost the size of a golf ball. Any idea what it is?
     
  2. Erica

    Erica Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi mtminstrel,
    is the lump hard or squishy?
    Is it attached to the breastbone, or is it loose under the skin?
    Is it hard like bone, or does it have a gritty, gravel-like feel, or is it soft?
    If you give a little more info -- a photo would be great -- there might be more cues for people to offer ideas.

    Sometimes people mistake the crop for a growth... That's not going on here is it? (Sorry to put that up but it does happen once in a while when people are new to chickens.) [​IMG]

    I would be thinking possible infected injury, cyst or perhaps (unfortunately) tumour. But a lot depends on the shape, texture and feel of the mass, as well as what it appears to be stuck to...

    good luck, and I hope you find answers,
    Erica
     
  3. mtminstrel

    mtminstrel Out Of The Brooder

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    these are my first chickens. I felt it a couple of times but didn't note the things you asked. I will look at it with more scrutiny in the morning when I can see. And how would I post a picture of her?
     

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