Hen with lump on lower back

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Screebert, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. Screebert

    Screebert In the Brooder

    Nov 28, 2007
    Oregon City, OR
    Our hen had a prolapsed egg chute, for an unknown length of time. She became very ill over the past few days, and we had to put her down yesterday. She had a strange hump on her lower back for a few months, and I am wondering whether that was a symptom of something? Like, an egg stuck there?
    We do not want this to happen again, and we would like to catch it earlier if it happens to another chicken.

    This is my post from yesterday: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=482028

  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    from all I've read when a hen is egg bound they don't last long unless she can pass it, what you saw could have been an tumor or even an abscess, did you ever examine her up close? I am sorry for you loss, but at age 5 it could have be a number of things. [​IMG]

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